Queen Victorias image was no stranger to advertisers in the 19th century - can anyone enlighten us if her likeness was used for the product mentioned below?
Q This query is on behalf of a member of the Victoria mailing list
(on 19th century culture and society) who was asked the question in
course of her work.
She writes that she has been asked whether there is
an image of the condoms which, allegedly, bore a picture of Queen
Victoria. She continues, I have two hypotheses: One, that maybe it was
the packaging, rather than the condoms themselves, that bore the
Imperial likeness . .The second is that the entire thing is yet another
Victorian sex factoid which needs debunking.
Does anyone collect condom packets and/or seen one with an image of
Victoria? Has anyone else ever heard of such a packet?