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IMAGE number
NAM5923687
Title
Tobacco tin, ‘Frae Scots tae Scots’, 1900
Artist
Scottish School, (20th century) / Scottish
Location
National Army Museum, London
Date
1900 (C20th)
Description
Tobacco tin, ‘Frae Scots tae Scots’, 1900. In 1899 Queen Victoria decided to send a gift of a tin box of chocolate to each soldier serving in the Boer War (1899-1902). By the end of 1900 123,000 tins had been delivered. Some soldiers prized their gift from the queen so highly that they left the contents untouched. Gifts of a similar nature were also sent to South Africa by others: 20,000 tins of tobacco were forwarded by the Scottish Regiments Gift Fund to soldiers serving in Scottish regiments, and the Princess of Wales, Princess Alexandra, also provided tins of confectionary.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
relic / heraldry / lion / animal / thistle / morale / smoking / recreation / shield / weaponry
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