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I recently acquired six antique publications on the subject of Queen Victoria and inside one of the magazines was 2 1901 vintage adverts. The ads are for a bicycle sale and of all things a weight loss cure!
The companies for both adverts were based in London and there’s an illustration of a bike in the 1st ad.
This is the original scan with no modifications:
This is my cleaned up version. I haven’t done much to it but I always try to make restored vintage images presentable enough to be framed or used in craft projects:
I love the tagline ‘Remedy for Over Stoutness’; how very polite and it sounds far better than ‘Remedy for Obesity’!
Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.