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Advert for some 19th century periodicals, reverse side

Advert for some 19th century periodicals, reverse side

Printer: 56, Paternoster Row

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.8109

Item number: 8109

Genre: Leaflet

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With more literate members of society than ever before, and more members of the professional classes than at any time in the country's history, Victorian Britain was obsessed with self-improvement. Periodicals and magazines played on this trend, combining self-consciously "improving" or educational subject matter with often sensational entertainment. Nearly 200,000 periodicals were in print at the end of the 19th century, covering a huge range of subjects: animals and nature, children's games and stories, fashion, politics, religion and industry.

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