Archive for December 23rd, 2012

Monkey Soap Christmas 1895And we thought that the commercialization of Christmas was a new thing.  Here’s a great image from  Victorian era  England circa 1894 featuring Father Christmas as portrayed by the Brooke’s Monkey Brand Soap monkey.  Actually, this simian huckster was quite a regular in the print ads of the time.  If you click here it will take you to the Google Image search page with a large group of this great imagery.

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