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Advertising leaflet, 1890s
 
   
Advertising leaflet, 1890s
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Brief Description: Advertising leaflet depicting four allegorical figures from across the world
Subject Date: 1890s
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: The use of tins enabled Huntley & Palmers biscuits to be exported across the world and in particular to the British colonies. By 1874 they boasted, 'seldom a ship sails from England that does not bear within his ribs a Reading biscuit'. At home Huntley & Palmers exploited their international fame. This leaflet depicts four women dressed in different national costumes welcoming a ship named 'Reading'. It shows the way the name of Reading's was known all over the world through the export of its products.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 20.5cm, Width: 13.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, transport <sea>, advertising, costume, seascape, tin
Content Type: catalogue
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.82.578
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_82_578~1_379-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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