Viking Brand label

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Title

Viking Brand label

Subject

Ad, advert, advertisement, dragon ship, Gokstad ship, Hobart, W.H. Ikin & Son, label, shield, ship, Tas, Tasmania, Viking, Viking Brand, Viking Brand Fancy Grade Pears.

Description

This pear case label for Viking Brand Fancy Grade Pears is approximately A4-size. It probably dates from 1938 or 1939 (see link below). Viking Brand were exported by W.H. Ikin & Son in Hobart and the produce was from Tasmania. The advert depicts a Viking dragon boat with both oars and sail being used. The boat also has round shields along its side, as is historically attested from the tenth-century Gokstad ship found in 1880 and now housed in the Viking Ship Museum near Oslo, Norway. The advertisement also proudly states that the pears are ‘Empire Produce’.

For more information see http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=682142

Creator

Viking Brand

Date

1938-1939

Rights

Viking Brand

Format

Scanned document/JPEG

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Original Format

Scanned document/JPEG

Files

Citation

“Viking Brand label,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/987.