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Advert for Stewart & Co, bread & biscuit makers, reverse side

Advert for Stewart & Co, bread & biscuit makers, reverse side

Printer: DeGruchy & Co

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1879

Shelfmark: Evan.9058

Item number: 9058

Genre: Leaflet

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The rusk, advertised here, is a slice of yeast bread that has been baked until dry, crisp, and golden brown in colour. They are usually sweet and were originally developed by Spanish sailors as a cake or biscuit that would stay fresh on long journeys. They were the most common food carried by British soldiers during the war against the Boers of South Africa (1899-1902). As they dissolve slowly in the mouth, they are now most often given to babies as a training for solid foods.

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