The Clinker shirt; unknown; 28-12-1908; BMHC_12691


Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre


The Clinker shirt

About this object

Black and white cartoon drawing used as an advertisement for Clinker shirts. Depiction of a tramp who is saying "I must have that" as he looks at a shirt hanging on a washing line. An advertising sign is posted on the fence with the words 'Royal Letters Patent The Clinker Shirt'. Postally used



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Medium and Materials

paper, printer's inks

Inscription and Marks

Reverse : "My dear Jessie I hope you received the parcel safely. I expect a letter or pc [postcard] from you today. I spent yesterday with Mrs Murray & Mr M drove me home in the morning. love to Granny & Aunty & your dear self from Mother"
Addressed to Miss Jessie Gibson, c/- Mrs Edgcumbe, Hadspen
Post marked Ilfracombe, 1d red Mt Wellington postage stamp


88mm (w) x 132 mm (h)

Subject and Association Keywords

Gibson, Jessie

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Gibson, 'Dorothy' Laura Lydia

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Beauty Point, Tasmania

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Edgcumbe, Clare

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Entally House, Hadspen

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Subject and Association Keywords

Langley, Kenzia

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