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Advert For Charles Reiley & Co.'s Feeding Bottle

Advert For Charles Reiley & Co.'s Feeding Bottle

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.6357

Item number: 6357

Genre: Leaflet

The infant mortality rate was very high during the 19th century, this was especially the case in cites where conditions were often appalling. Middle and Upper class families could afford to buy bottles like the one advertised in this leaflet. These bottles were very hard to clean especially as clean water was itself very hard to obtain. There was a greater understanding of bacteria and contagion and leaflets advertising ‘hygienic feeding bottles’ would have helped sell the product.

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