Advert for W Horne & Co, wine & spirit merchants
Printer: Harrison, H
Medium: Print on paper
In Britain in the 19th century, while the upper classes generally drank wine or brandy while, the working classes drank beer, ale or spirits. Alcohol in general was much stronger than that produced today, and was also much cheaper. For example some of the beer advertised on this leaflet for Horne & Co was just two pence per pint. Porter was the most popular drink among the working classes at the start of the century, but this dark and thick bitter was succeeded in popularity by lighter ales and stout.