Monday, February 14, 2011

Compagnie Liebig

Clive at Plassey - Talk about fantasy!

No, not a unit in French service in India, but the company that invented Oxo meat extracts and stock cubes!

What has that got to do with things? Well, Liebig produced a large number of collectible cards which were given out when you purchased its products. The cards ranged over a wide range of subjects, including India.
Rajah's Residence
I have a small collection of these cards, for no reason other than I like the pictures : )

Rajah

Calcutta
How accurate are they? Well here is the card:

Temple at Benares

And here is the actual temple:



Slight exaggeration, I think! Or the tide is in...

Other than Plassey, here is my favourite:


It begs a competition  to come up with what fellow in the howdah is thinking!

2 comments:

  1. Love the tiger hunt one too!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com/

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  2. "HOLY BATMAN"

    Cigarette cards as a reference dangerous territory!

    cheers
    Matt

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