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Advert for WH Torrance's rusks, reverse side

Advert for WH Torrance's rusks, reverse side

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.6713

Item number: 6713

Genre: Leaflet

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Rusks were popular biscuits in the 19th century. Carried and eaten by soldiers during the Crimean War (and later the Boer War), the biscuits were light, travelled easily and, while thin, were very nutritious and filling. Because of their nutrient content, manufacturers often marketed their rusks at the mothers of infants or for the elderly and infirm.

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