Advert for Nickel Silver Black Lead and Royal Palace Blue, cleaning and washing products
Printer: H Darbyshire & Co
Medium: Print on paper
Advertised on this leaflet along with black lead is a product called 'Royal Palave Blue', which was a powdery substance that contained a conspicuous blue pigment. This was put into the last rinse in a bundle of laundry to counteract the progressive yellowing effect of the 19th-centuries rather harsh soaps and detergent.