19th century advertisements

I like weird old appliances and kitchen implements (you should see my ice crusher!) so HarpWeek’s 19th century advertisements for appliances is just my kind of thing.

There are other delights lurking in the HarpWeek’s advertising section, too, like this 1865 cartoon advertising yeast powder. And who can resist An Appeal to Manhood when it’s an advertisement for a sewing machine?

(Americans may enjoy the polictical history content on the main HarpWeek site, like political cartoons from 1860-1912.)