Advert For George Wood, Grocer And Tea Dealer
Medium: Print on paper
In 1885 the average working class family spent about a quarter of their total income on alcohol. Living and working conditions for these members of the population were tough so men, women and even children drank to find relief from their desolate everyday lives. The Temperance Movement was established at this time and businessmen like George Wood, the grocer advertising on this leaflet, encouraged the working classes to avoid drinking alcohol. Instead non-alcoholic beverages like Sparkling Neurotone were recommended, which this leaflet claims ‘…strengthens and invigorates the brain and nervous system’ and was in fact ‘the best beverage that has ever been invented’.