Festival of Britain souvenir tin

Made:
1951

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Festival of Britain, 1951, empty tin, lid decorated with Festival logo. Possibly for sweets or tobacco. 1951
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Festival of Britain souvenir tin, 1951. Lid decorated with Festival logo. Possibly for sweets or tobacco.

The Festival of Britain was devised to inject optimism into a depressed national still struggling with austerity and rationing since the end of the Second World War. It was a triumphant display of British design, manufacture and industry, epitomised by graphic designer Abram Graham's iconic emblem which appeared on posters, catalogues and souviners such as this tin.

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Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
2000-494
type:
tin
credit:
Huxtable, David

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