1919 Tarvers

This advert appeared on the cover of the very first issue of the Grammar School Cygnet magazine in Spring 1919.

Aside from offering the ‘utmost possible value’, which I’m sure it was, there are unfortunately no prices. It is also interesting to note the Telephone number as simply Burton 735. In later adverts, telephone numbers are changed to 4 digits, still not quite seeing the need for more than 9999 telephone numbers just to service Burton!

Just to prove that it was not simply Tarver’s fantasy that boys should be attired as shown, this Burton Grammar School picture from around the same era proves that pupils really DID go to school dressed as ‘Little Boy Fauntleroy’!


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