VICTORIAN HAIR REMOVER
Victorian Advertising
By
Jennifer Carnell

Alexander Ross, Hair Destroyer or Depilatory.
A magazine advert published in 1860.

Hair Destroyer
'Alex. Ross's Depiliatory removes superfluous hair from the face, neck, and arms without effect to the skin'
Alexander Ross.
A magazine advert published in 1863.

Jackson's Rusma
'For removal of Hair from the arms, neck or face, without the use of the razor, as well as sunburn or tan from the skin'

Manufactured by Thomas Jackson.
An advert from an 1892 yellowback novel published by Smith, Elder & Co.

An advert for Rusma from a yellowback book published by Routledge in 1892.
'The activity of this depilatory is notable. It is easy and safe. It leaves a Whole Skin and a Clean Complexion.'

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