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Advert for the London & Provincial Coffee Tavern

Advert for the London & Provincial Coffee Tavern

Printer: Smithers, Alfred

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.6665

Item number: 6665

Genre: Leaflet

The Temperance Movement was at the height of its influence and membership in the 1880s. This was a society that condemned alcohol as the root of the problems of poverty and destitution. They bought up restaurants and music halls, trying to recreate the atmosphere of the coffee houses of the 16th century. Working men were encouraged to visit establishments like the London and Provincial Coffee Tavern, to eat nourishing but cheap food, and to drink coffee or tea instead of alcohol.

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