Advert For McCall's Paysandu Ox Tongues
Printer: Tucker, Johnnson & Worshie's
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for McCall's ox tongues. In the 1800s ox tongue was considered to be a great luxury, sometimes it was stewed which made it very soft, other times it was pickled and the added salt made it extremely hard. Cold pies and cooked meat were common items on the breakfast menu in large and wealthy Victorian households. At this time breakfast was a much larger meal, often with as many as 3 different courses. Ox tongue was a popular choice.