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Biscuits in the Congo, around 1890
 
   
Biscuits in the Congo, around 1890
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin on a Congo trading steamer
Subject Date: Around 1890
 
Full Description: A trading steamer on the Upper Congo River, a tin of biscuits is visible by its funnel. The photograph's mount is inscribed 'Huntley & Palmers biscuits foremost again'. By 1900 Huntley & Palmers were exporting to Africa, the Americas and the Far East. The firms' name even travelled along trade routes ahead of western expeditions. In 1904 the first Europeans to visit the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet were welcomed with Huntley & Palmers biscuits. Many famous explorers took Huntley & Palmers biscuits on their expeditions including Stanley in Africa and Scott to the Antarctic.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Upper Congo River, Congo, Africa
Dimensions: Height: 11.5cm, Width: 16.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, object, tin, people, landscape, tin, boat, steamer
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.82.518
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_82_518~1_048-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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