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Advert for Smokeless sporting powder

Advert for Smokeless sporting powder

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.5397

Item number: 5397

Genre: Leaflet

The product advertised here is in fact gunpowder. By the 19th century shooting had become a popular leisure pursuit for the upper classes. Those aspiring to be gentlemen took up the sport in the hope that their wealthier peers would accept them.

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