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Advert For Lowe's Dining Rooms

Advert For Lowe's Dining Rooms

Printer: Straker, W.

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: Evan.6793

Item number: 6793

Genre: Leaflet

Dining out in restaurants and hotels only became acceptable for women in the last decade of the 19th Century. Before this time respectable middle and upper class women just did not eat out in public in male company unless they were travelling. Women ate in tea rooms and in caf├ęs in some of the larger department stores but it was not until the 1880's that men and women dined together. Many restaurants like Lowe's advertised their 'ladies rooms', men and women could dine in the same venue but they were separated and were served different food. Women had lighter snacks like cakes and sandwiches with tea or chocolate and gentlemen were served meat and vegetables with wine.

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