Regency Advertisements: For All You Military Men…

              Now the “oldest cosmetics manufacturer in the UK” (http://johngosnell.com/about-us/history/) dating back to 1677, during the Regency era the company of Price & Gosnell had a location on Leadenhall Street as well as one, briefly, on Lombard St.  Patey was a partner for only 1 year (1817), so this ad has a unique place in that company’s history. October … Expand

Regency Advertisements: Lost Happiness Regained (in other words, abortions)

I learn the most interesting things about Regency society reading the advertisments.  Take this week’s knowledge on book prices, or when I learned powdered drinks were not just a modern thing. I spied this ad from La Belle Assemblée’s August 1807 advertising section, and I was a little perplexed and then after I thought about it…surprised.  My suspicions and interest peaked, I did a little … Expand

Regency Health and Medicine: A Receipt for Pomade Divine

The New Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Baking, and Preserving (1804) A multipurpose skin balm for a variety of ailments, Pommade Divine is still made today (although the recipe is different than the homemade version).  For a complete history, see their website here: https://pommadedivine.com/pages/our-history  

Regency Advertisements: Superior Principle Artificial Teeth

This ad appeared in the November 1807 issue of La Belle Assemblee.