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The Race Into Space

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lawson, David, born 20 (artist)
    Brooke Bond Tea (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half-tone and letterpress

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 42, box DI

Physical description

A picture card depicting, on one side, a colour illustration of a Discoverer capsule, attached to a parachute, falling towards the sea. On the other side is a description of the history of the satellite.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1984 (made)


Lawson, David, born 20 (artist)
Brooke Bond Tea (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour half-tone and letterpress


Height: 6.8 cm, Width: 3.7 cm

Object history note

This card is part of a set of cards that were issued individually in packs of Brooke Bond Tea.

Descriptive line

Picture card, 1 from a complete set of 50, entitled 'The Race Into Space' issued individually in packs of Brooke Bond Tea, with artwork by David Lawson and descriptions by Kenneth Gatland and Michael Wilson, illustrating Discoverer, colour half-tone and letterpress, Great Britain, ca. 1984

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Card; Printing ink


Half-tone; Letterpress

Subjects depicted

Ships; Parachute; Satellite; Aeroplane


Prints; Advertising; Illustration; Science


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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