Dressing Up Info

Welcome! 1850s Contemporary Illustrations
Sept 1852 Miners' Ad


This ad appeared in a serial novel, providing revenue for the publishers. It tries to sell mining supplies to people emigrating from England to Australia in search of gold. If the man in the ad is about to leave to find his fortune, he must not be that well endowed, so the shape of his clothes may be close to that of his richer contemporaries, but the cloth and fit would be inferior.