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Mitchell Library, PO Directories

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Advertisements from the Post Office Glasgow directory of 1853-1854 for the stationer Duncan Campbell, S Robertson's widows' caps and Themans, Brothers & Co, tobacco importers and manufacturers.

Widows' caps were essential items for women in mourning, and it was common for middle and upper class women to remain in mourning for at least a year after the death of a husband. Queen Victoria famously wore mourning clothes from Prince Albert's death in 1861 until her own death forty years later.

Reference: Mitchell Library, DIR 1853-54

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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advertisements, directories, drapers, ladies' outfitters, mourning, Post Office Glasgow directory, stationers, wholesale and manufacturing, Themans, Brothers & Co, tobacconists, widows' caps



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