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  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut and letterpress

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box VI

Physical description

Advertisement for the Atlas Tea Warehouse in Hackney, with letterpress text and a scene of a street in Hackney.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


ca. 1850 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

woodcut and letterpress

Marks and inscriptions

Now, (having purchased our flannels, &c,) we will go next door, to the ATLAS TEA WAREHOUSE, for our TEA and COFFEE.
Well, really what cheap COFFEE - only One Shilling per lb. We will have 1lb. And order a Half-Crown Canister to be sent home.
O, look! The ATLAS Four Shilling TEA! Only 4s. Suppose we have Half-a-dozen Pounds.
It is, really, the Cheapest Tea Warehouse in Hackney.

High Street, Hackney
written in pencil


Height: 6 in, Width: 5.5 in

Object history note

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

Advertisement for the Atlas Tea Warehouse, Hackney, woodcut and letterpress, ca. 1850

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

Taken from departmental handlist.


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted



London history; Prints; Ephemera; Shopping; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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