Advert For A. Ford, Tripe Dressers
Printer: Free Press Steam Printing Company
Medium: Print on paper
Fish was a staple of the middle and working class diet by the end of the 19th century. It was nutritious, easy to cook and was inexpensive. This fishmonger specialises in ‘tripe dressing’. Tripe is the name given to the stomach lining of animals such as cows and sheep. It was cheap and nutritious and tripe and onion was a very popular, everyday dish eaten by the working classes along with dishes such as oysters in vinegar and jellied eels, during this period every town had a tripe shop.