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Advert for P Hay, dyeing & cleaning works

Advert for P Hay, dyeing & cleaning works

Printer: T Evans & Co

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.6630

Item number: 6630

Genre: Leaflet

Laundry works such as P Hall’s also dyed clothes for customers. Because new clothes were expensive for poorer families during the Victorian era, dyeing was used as a means of rejuvenating old and worn clothing. It was especially useful on dark, otherwise irremovable stains on still-wearable clothes. Synthetic dyes were developed during this period and this meant that a range of new and vibrant colours were available for the first time.

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