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Advert for the Sunday People, newspaper

Advert for the Sunday People, newspaper

Printer: Willson's

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.5918

Item number: 5918

Genre: Wrapper

In the early 19th century, newspapers had very few pages. This was partly because of cumbersome printing technology, but also because of a prohibitive Stamp Act that levied a duty of a penny on every full printed page. The Act was repealed in 1855, and this, along with improvements in printing technology, fostered an explosion of newspaper production across the country.
This is a tobacco wrapper advertising the Sunday People newspaper, launched in 1881 and still being published today. The first Sunday paper in Britain was The Observer, which began publishing in 1791.

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