The first addition to beauty is a fine head of hair :
ladies and gentlemen wishing that ornament, need only make a fair trial of the Russia oil.
[A. Prince, 9, John-Street, Oxford Street, London and Mr. R. Smyth, 16 Dame Street, Dublin].
Advertisement issued by A. Prince, 9, John-Street, Oxford Street, London to promote the sale of Russian oil, a product used to prevent hair loss and baldness; artificial teeth and Prince's Dentition Syrup. Printed in bold black font along the edge of recto of sheet, alongside the advertisement for Russian oil: "Mr. R. Smyth, 16 Dame Street, Dublin has just received a fresh supply". Excerpt from text reads: "It preserves and promotes the growth makes it grow thick and long and is so great a nourisher to the hair, prevents its turning grey". Reference to the 1809 Walcheren campaign during the Napoleonic wars - a British officer used this Russia hair oil there. [See advertisement on p.237 of The London Chronicle, 9 March 1811 for the sale and export of Russian hair oil by Prince]. At top of recto is an illustration of the imperial Russian crest. Verso has advertisement for artificial teeth and Prince's Dentition Syrup for teething babies - "what a valuable discovery for causing the innocent babe to sleep peacefully".
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[London : Jones, Printer, 24 Wardour-street, Soho, n.d., ca. 1810-1812?]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet : ill. ; 39 x 26 cm.
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