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French Shop Exterior, 1928
French Shop Exterior, 1928
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Brief Description: Exterior of shop in Lyon with display of Huntley & Palmers biscuits
Subject Date: 1928
Full Description: Huntley & Palmers trade with France had declined after the First World War because of the unfavourable exchange rates and high import tariffs. To get around this issue in 1924 Huntley & Palmers opened a factory in France at La Courneuve, Paris. Unfortunately the factory was never truly profitable - in part a result of the Second World War and the occupation of France - and in 1951 it was shut down. This was the first and last time that Huntley & Palmers tried manufacturing abroad.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Lyon, France
Dimensions: Height: 29.0cm, Width: 39.2cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, trade <retail>, advertising, building
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.552
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_552~1_292-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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