‘Young lady take charge’

I came across this stylish watercolour sketch in the CANMORE archive.

This watercolour design was commissioned by John Sinclair Ltd for his shop, 90A Princes Street.

In August 1916 John Sinclair placed this advert in the Scotsman. It seems to reveal a marketing strategy for a growing business:

This Scotsman report of 17 April 1925 indicates how ‘social’ smoking had become. Marketing is not new:

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