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Record Number: 11529


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Whilst waiting my turn and having observed all these things, I started to spell out a notice above the mirror, I could read enough. It said "Haircut: Men 3d., Boys 2d., Shaving, 1d." That was in 1893, near enough. Prices have gone up a little since then.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1893 and 31 Dec 1893

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
other location: barber's shop

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Stamper

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of ironmoulder

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[notice]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Poster

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

11529

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Stamper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

So long ago

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 113, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11529, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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