Regency Health and Medicine: Worm Lozenges

La Belle Assemblee, December 1817 John Ching patented a medicine for “destroying worms” on July 11, 1796.  The two types of lozenges, brown and yellow, were for morning and night respectively (Operative Chymist, 1997). Sold until the … Continue

Regency H(n)ot Spots: Cranbourne Alley

(The above is a millinery shop in Paris c. 1822) Cranbourn(e) Alley (or Street) was a paved pedestrian thoroughfare that led from Castle Street to the north east corner of Leicester Square. Beginning in 1678, … Continue

Regency Advertisments: The Secret of Poonah

Appeared in the 1817 La Belle Assemblee.   Poonah painting was a style popular in the 19th century in which “thick opaque color is applied without background and with scarcely any shading, to thin paper, … Continue