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Advert for P & P Campbell, cleaning & dyeing works

Advert for P & P Campbell, cleaning & dyeing works

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.6748

Item number: 6748

Genre: Leaflet

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In the Victorian era laundries often offered dyeing services. For poorer families in particular, dyeing was seen as an effective way of revamping an old garment. With dyeing came a danger that the clothing would be damaged beyond wear, but a good many people took the chance and were rewarded with beautifully coloured clothes. Towards the mid-point of the century, chemists began to create new synthetic colours, greatly expanding the traditional range of colours in clothing.

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