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African boys, about 1903
 
   
African boys, about 1903
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Brief Description: South African boys sitting on two large tins of Huntley & Palmers' Household and Osborne biscuits
Subject Date: About 1903
Creator: Revd Norton Thompson
 
Full Description: Huntley & Palmers' distinctive trade mark, the garter and buckle, was devised in 1851 by Owen Jones and soon became recognised throughout the world. As this image shows, Huntley & Palmers' tins were sometimes as highly prized as their contents. In 1906 South Africa accounted for 6.8% of the company's overseas trade and the rest of Africa for 11.7%, making the whole African continent the second most important market after the Far East for Huntley & Palmers.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Greetfontein, Transvaal, South Africa
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, domestic <furniture>, childhood, people, packaging, tin, tin
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.620
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_620~1_933-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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