Advertisements for Pears’ Soap
Unknown graphic designer
6¾ x 4¾ inches
Charles Gibbon, For Lack of Gold, 1890, rear board
A visual conceit, with the hand reaching out to shake hands – and assuming that the other hand is clean enough to shake. This is a good example of the increasing emphasis on imagery as a means to sell, rather than tightly-packed information.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.