1893 CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL Victorian Hay Fever Cure Advert ANTIQUE PRINT

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Original antique advertising dated 1893 Carbolic Smoke Ball etc. from The Sketch, a weekly Victorian society magazine. Controversial advertising resulting in the Louisa Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co., [1893] 1 QB 256 court case

CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL Victorian Advertising 1893 HAY FEVER CURE Antique Print


An original full page from a weekly Victorian magazine:

The Sketch

Dated 1893

Adverts include:

Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. Ltd. of 27, Princes St, Hanover Square, London W.  - on a half page stating "....will positively cure Hay Fever... etc. Info. this was a controversial advertising campaign which resulted in the court case: Louisa Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co., [1893] 1 QB 256 and became a landmark case in protecting the rights of consumers and defining the responsibilities of companies. It continues to be cited in contractual and consumer disputes today. This particular advert does not offer the controversial £100 reward.

Plus: Edwards Harlene For The Hair "World Renowned Hair Producer and Restorer....." of 95 High Holborn London WC -  half page.

On the reverse are various adverts for:
Sozodont; reive; Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids; etc.

Provenance: The Sketch (magazine) - Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1893. A British illustrated magazine, which focused on the theatre, high society and aristocracy, art, sport and leisure A Journal of Art and Actuality. It ran between 1893 and 1959. It was renowned for its many engravings and later it's high photographic content.


From the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a dated page from a periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350 x 245 mm (14 x 9.5"inches ). There is some age yellowing around the edges - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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Product Code ADS3
Weight 0.101kg