London billboards and sandwich board men

London billboards and sandwich board men

London billboard

So, you’re walking along The Strand in 1838, minding your own business, when suddenly you’re confronted with a line of walking metal pots. Is the gin taking hold? Have you been imbibing some strong hallucinations?

Nope, you’ve just encountered one of the many weird and wonderful ways that advertisers tried to promote their products back in pre-Victorian days.

Check out my new article on the History of London Street Advertising and then compare with my Photo Gallery of Human Billboards