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Advert For J.S. North, Baker

Advert For J.S. North, Baker

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1879

Shelfmark: Evan.9030

Item number: 9030

Genre: Leaflet

This is an advertisement for J. S. North, baker. Biscuits were originally developed for sailors in the 19th Century, they were made from flour and water, cut into slices, and baked. They were so dry that they would last an entire voyage without going stale. Biscuits get their name from the French word, which means twice baked. Factories were usually based at ports (to supply the sailors) and as technology improved so too did the range of biscuits that could be produced. The popularity of taking afternoon tea and biscuits also encouraged experimentation with different ingredients. This advert is actually from the side of the bag that they were sold in.

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