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Advert for WM Bowland's carpet store

Advert for WM Bowland's carpet store

Printer: Williams & Strahan

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Evan.6619

Item number: 6619

Genre: Leaflet

The Victorian middle classes lavished attention on their homes and spent considerable amounts of money decorating and buying furniture and ornaments. Fitted carpets were thought to be a great extravagance: they stayed in the house even when the family moved. Turkish rugs were a popular alternative: they could be moved, came in a variety of sizes, and could be easily lifted, making cleaning much easier.

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