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Advert for the Biltor Company smoking pipe

Advert for the Biltor Company smoking pipe

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Evan.6875

Item number: 6875

Genre: Leaflet

Smoking was a very fashionable activity in the Victorian era, with a somewhat tortuous social etiquette surrounding it. For instance, it was not thought acceptable for women to smoke, nor for a man to smoke in a woman's presence. Instead the men retired to smoking rooms. Tobacco was readily available in the 1800s in a variety of forms, including rolling tobacco, snuff, cigars, and later in the century pre-rolled cigarettes.

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