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Advert For Magic Butter Powder

Advert For Magic Butter Powder

Printer: Packman, Oliver. J

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.6043

Item number: 6043

Genre: Leaflet

This is an advertisement for magic butter powder. In the 1860s there was a disastrous cattle plague that killed many herds of cattle. London was badly hit by the epidemic and was left with very few cows to produce good quality milk. The introduction of substances like the 'magic butter powder' featured in this advert, would have been, for some, the only alternative to real butter. Interestingly large quantities of butter were imported during the period, in England during the Winter the butter went bad very easily but butter from Australian even though it was transported in hot temperatures was not affected in the same way.

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