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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (inscribed)
    ca.1930 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    East London Schools Athletic Association (commissioners)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alice Elby (subsequently deceased)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular certificate of portrait proportions with a black two-line border, printed in black on ivory-coloured card, and inscribed in ink. It shows a sea-shore with a child and two girls in black swimming costumes: in the centre is a rectangular cartouche containing the wording (with the exception of the name of the awarding association and branch, which are at the top).

Place of Origin

England (made)


1936 (inscribed)
ca.1930 (printed)


East London Schools Athletic Association (commissioners)

Materials and Techniques

Printed card

Marks and inscriptions

Signature; obverse; printing; printing ink

East London Schools'/ Athletics Association/ Bow Branch/ Learners'/ Certificate/ Awarded to/ Lily Elby/ TREASURER/ [unsigned]/ BRANCH SECY./ E Rawlings/ 1936
Distributor's identification; obverse; printing; printing ink (annotated)


Height: 24.2 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Object history note

Awarded to the donor's sister-in-law, Lilian/ Lily Elby, born c.1924-26

Descriptive line

Certificate for swimming awarded by the East London Schools Athletic Association; England, 1936

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commemorative





Subjects depicted

Sea-shores; Children (people by age group)


Children & Childhood; Education & Learning; Sport

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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