Advert For Marshall's Wheat Preparations
Printer: Brownlie, William
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for Marshal’s preparation of Wheat. Wheat was the largest arable product of the 1860s but the depression in agriculture experienced in the 1880s saw the size of the farmed land fall dramatically. In 1846 the Corn Laws which had protected the price of British wheat were repealed and the price of wheat fell. Good quality wheat could be imported cheaply from North America and by the end of the century about 60% of Britains wheat was imported. As can be seen from this leaflet, James and Thomas Marshall’s wheat was endorsed by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.