Regency Advertisements: Prejudice and Physiognomy

  I know you have heard of Pride and Prejudice, but have you heard of Prejudice and Physiognomy? This ad appeared in the October 1817 Ackermann’s Repository.

Regency Advertisements: Epistolary Elegance

This ad for letter paper appeared in the August 1807 edition of La Belle Assemblee.  “Elegance with Economy” especially for Ladies and The Fashionable World!

Regency Advertisements: Corsets for the Country

Appearing in the 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad for corsets promises even those languishing provincially may have a London corset fitted to form: The image is from this site that makes reproductions and gives some more history on the Regency corset: https://www.mantua-maker.com/1810-3-corset.html

Regency Advertisements: Fashionable Silks

Appearing in the July 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad for low priced silks on Hanway street from the latest French patterns. Hanway Street, near Tottenham Court Road, was originally formed in the early 18th century and was largely occupied by shopkeepers and tradesmen.  Today, it features many “offbeat” coffee bars, clubs and restaurants (https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/survey-of-london/tag/hanway-street/). According to Johnstone’s London Commercial Guide and Street Directory (1817), Samiel … Expand