Advert For John Knight & Sons, Soap Makers
Medium: Print on paper
After the repeal of the soap tax in 1853, the British soap trade flourished. Soap was initially produced locally by chemists, druggists and grocers, and was kept in large blocks from which smaller wedges would be cut. Larger manufacturers started to mass-produce soap using new technologies and improvements in the science of soap making and so for the first time, everyone could afford to buy it.