Emporium: Selling the Dream in Colonial Australia


Format: Hardback

ISBN 9780642278685

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    Perhaps that electric hair brush really could help to cure baldness, and wouldnt it be wonderful if those strange new cannabis cigarettes did relieve asthma? Advertisements appeared in the first issue of Australias first newsPaperbackin 1803, as unscrupulous manufacturers and retailers vied with each other in making more and more outrageous claims. Emporium explores the highways and byways of this neglected aspect of nineteenth-century life in a book that takes readers on a fascinating journey into the hearts and homes of colonial Australians. Advertisements for condoms? It was just a matter of knowing what to look for.Humorous quirky fascinating you will find this book compulsive!