Food advertisements show popular foods from the time, along with the introduction and gradual popularity gain of new products.
Adverts from the Library's collections featured in the 'Lifting the lid' exhibition include:
- 'Real India curry powder' from 1798
- Marmalade from the late 19th century
- Bird's custard from the 1920s.
Food advertisements were on display in 'Lifting the lid', our exhibition on Scotland's food history, which ran at the National Library from 12 June to 8 November 2015.