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Advert For Jem Cooks Horse Powder

Advert For Jem Cooks Horse Powder

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: Evan.6911

Item number: 6911

Genre: Leaflet

In 1891 there were three times as many people working in horse drawn transport than there were working on the railways, so horses would have been a considerable presence in Victorian London. Few could afford to ride for pleasure, especially as appropriate clothing was very expensive however, many kept horses to pull their carriages. Drivers of Hackney cabs for example, were proud of their cabs and their horses and looked after them well. It was essential that their horses remained healthy and avoided illnesses like colic as if a horse was lost, drivers lost their means of income.

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