Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs (2013) chronicles some of the ancient Egypt-inspired kit and advertising that emerged in the Victorian period. Cigarette tins and cigar boxes, jewellery and domestic accoutrements are among the examples presented. It’s still going today - as evident in this packet of “Cleopatra” cigarettes.
Brier, B. 2013. Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hawaiian Star 24 Dec 1903. Advertisement: Electricity is King.