Regency Health and Medicine: Guestonian Medicine

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Mr. Guest was a boot and shoemaker who had a business on Blackfriars Road, on the Surrey side of the Thames.  This coin, issued in 1795, reflects his profession as a wholesale manufacturer of ladies shoes and boots.  Sometime later, Mr. Guest became a purveyor of of medicinal pills and lotions and author of the book Guestonian Medicines (1809), which sounds like its basically a … Expand

Regency Advertisements: Mrs. Reina is not dead! She’s making hats.

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                                    Appearing in the May 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad clearly proclaims Mrs. Reina is alive and well and open for business in Great Newport-Street.

Regency Advertisements: Mr. Horder, the elegant dancing or fencing master

  Appearing in 1807 La Belle Assemblee, the ad for Mr. Horder’s services does make you wonder why he removed from his Academy to teach under “reasonable terms”.

Regency Advertisements: John Ingram’s Furniture Warehouse

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Appearing in La Belle Assemblee in 1807, this ad for John Ingram’s furniture warehouse appeals to the upper orders. I found a later ad in 1832’s Cobbett’s Weekly Register advertising for the same warehouse, aimed at budget conscious shoppers: