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Advert for Roper Freres & Cie's champagne, reverse side

Advert for Roper Freres & Cie's champagne, reverse side

Printer: Herbert Fitch & Co

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Evan.7549

Item number: 7549

Genre: Leaflet

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Drinking champagne became very fashionable throughout Europe in the 19th century. In England, as elsewhere, it was very expensive, but its sheer inaccessibility to most created a mystique around the drink. As a result, music hall stars would regale their largely working class audiences with songs about champagne, the most famous of which, George Leybourne's 'Champagne Charlie', is remembered to this day.

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