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Princess Mary's Tobacco Box with Portrait Card and Pencil

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This is an example of the tobacco tin that was presented as a gift to all men in the British Empire wearing the King's uniform on Christmas Day, 1914 from H.R.H. The Princess Mary.

 

Along with a bag of tobacco and a pipe, the tin contained a portrait of the Princess and a small card similar to the one pictured here. They were distibuted to 2, 321, 553 service men and women by The Princess Mary's Sailors' and Soldiers' Christmas Fund.

Dimensions:
tin: 84 x 128mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
KIMMG:T/DA63
Digital Number:
EAMC017n
Creation Date:
1914
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council