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The South London Advertising Agency & News Rooms

The South London Advertising Agency & News Rooms

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: Evan.6403

Item number: 6403

Genre: Leaflet

The forerunners of public libraries, 'news rooms' appeared in Britain during the 17th century. In many of them, visitors would leave a deposit to the value of the desired newspaper and take the paper home with them, receiving the deposit back when they returned the paper. This South London establishment, however, charged a one penny admission fee to enter the building and newspapers could not be borrowed - they could only be read within the news room.

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