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Advert for the Tug of War, sweets

Advert for the Tug of War, sweets

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Evan.8131

Item number: 8131

Genre: Leaflet

The sweets advertised here as the Tug of War were probably a form of liquorice. Sweets were inexpensive in the Victorian era, and brightly decorated confectioner's shops were common throughout Britain, in the richest and poorest areas.

Sweets were given imaginative and colourful names to encourage people to buy them. For example, after the Napoleonic wars there were popular sweets known as 'Wellington Stick' and 'Gibraltar Rock'. Evanion has written the date 1883 on this advert. This was the year that he collected it.

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