Empire Marketing Board 1927-1933 poster, making the Empire Christmas pudding, artist F C Harrison. Catalogue reference: CO 956/62

02 December

Our latest image library showcase brings some festive cheer this chilly December.

From rosy-cheeked Victorian children in classic snowy scenes to dramatic early photographs of trains battling through snowdrifts, the ghost of Christmas past is brought into the present.
A classic marketing poster suggests Christmas pudding ingredients from the length and breadth of the then empire, including sultanas from Australia, minced apple from Canada and beef suet from the United Kingdom.

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