Mellin’s Baby Biscuits, 1892

An advert from 1892 for Mellin’s Food Biscuits, biscuits that could be used for weaning babies, or given to the infirm. They were marketed as a replacement for mother’s milk, and were made from cows milk, malt flour and and wheat.

The Graphic, 6th February 1892

The Graphic, 6th February 1892

Mellin's Food Biscuits

Mellin’s Food Biscuits

I was intrigued by this testimonial, by an Alice Liddell. Surely not “Alice in Wonderland” Alice? But no, that was her maiden name, she was Alice Hargreaves by marriage, after marrying the cricketer Reginald Hargreaves.

Mellin's Food Biscuits, 1892

Incidentally, I love these two pictures of “the” Alice Liddell, at the ages of 20 and 80. She looks like she was a fascinating lady.

Alice aged 20

Alice aged 20

Alice aged 80

Alice aged 80

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