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Crawford's 4 O'Clock Afternoon Tea Biscuits

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1928 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. J. Franklin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 5

Manufacturers used this type of coloured label to sell their products. The brightly coloured packaging advertised their goods and made them stand out on shop shelves.

In the 1920s and 1930s taking afternoon tea was a social occasion. A proper afternoon tea would include sandwiches, as well as scones, cakes or biscuits. Home-baking was common, but women could also buy an increasing number of shop-bought convenience foods, such as packaged biscuits.

Physical description

Colour lithographic print on paper

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)


ca. 1928 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 29 cm, Width: 25.5 cm

Descriptive line

Label for Crawford's Tea Biscuits, about 1928

Subjects depicted

Woman; Tea cups; Biscuits; Teapot


Food vessels & Tableware; Eating; Labels & packaging; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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