Esoteric London

No. 536: Moreton Street, SW1

Posted in Statues by esotericlondon on March 19, 2012

Moreton Street, London, SW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

From The London Illustrated News, Saturday, August 9th, 1851:

MILTON’S HAIR LUBRICANT. – How often do we hear from the lips of some fair friend, in reply to the question of ‘Why do you not curl your Hair?’ ‘It is so very weak, it will not keep in curl if I do.’ Hitherto there has been no remedy for this weakness so frequently complained of. A proper and frequent use of MILTON’S HAIR LUBRICANT, the only natural promoter of the growth of the Hair, will speedily restore it to a healthy state;and weak Hair will only be known by name. In an elegant toilet pot, price 2s [shilling] each. – Sold by all perfumers and medicine vendors in town and country. Wholesale London agents:- Messrs. Barclay and Sons, Farringdon Street; Edwards, St. Paul’s Churchyard; Sutton and Co., Bow Churchyard; Sangar, 51, Oxford Street; andHannay and Co., Oxford Street.

[The photograph above is a close up of the sculpture Roller Skater by the artist André Wallace. It can be seen at the junction of Moreton Street with Vauxhall Bridge Road in Pimlico. To see more of Wallace’s work you can visit his website by clicking here. R.D.]

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