Festival of Britain souvenir tin
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.