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Over 2,000 adverts and posters from Victorian daily life, collected by the stage magician and ventriloquist, Henry Evans - Evanion to his audience.
SELECTED IMAGE-HEAVY BOOKS
Consuming Angels: Advertising and Victorian Women by Lori Anne Loeb
Call Number: HF5813.G7 L63 1994
Publication Date: 1994-10-13
Timid and retiring, the Victorian housewife was an "angel in the house," or so says the stereotype. But when this angel picked up a popular magazine--The Lady, for instance--she saw in its advertisements images of Grecian goddesses, women warriors, queens, actresses, adventurers. These arrestingly sexual and surprisingly powerful images are the subject ofConsuming Angels, a major examination of how Victorian ads shaped social values. Stylishly written and featuring 73 reproductions, this book shows how ads used the hedonistic aspects of Victorian culture to sell their wares, glorified consumerism, and mythologized the middle-class life. Images of aggressive women, Loeb shows, played well to both men and women. And ultimately, these ads helped usher in the twentieth century with the creation of a new community: the community of consumers.
Victorian Advertisements by Leonard de Vries
Call Number: HF5813.G7 V7
Fantastically rich collection of advertising images from the collections of Mr. Roland Knaster and the British Museum
The Commodity Culture of Victorian England: Advertising and Spectacle, 1851-1914 by Thomas Richards