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ca. 1850 (printed)
Place of origin

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

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
woodcut and letterpress
Brief description
Advertisement for the Atlas Tea Warehouse, Hackney, woodcut and letterpress, ca. 1850
Physical description
Advertisement for the Atlas Tea Warehouse in Hackney, with letterpress text and a scene of a street in Hackney.
  • Height: 6in
  • Width: 5.5in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist.
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)
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
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.
Subject depicted
Place depicted
Bibliographic reference
Taken from departmental handlist.
Accession number

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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