"Shamrock" - Sir Thomas Lipton
"Shamrock" - Sir Thomas Lipton

"Shamrock" - Sir Thomas Lipton

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Antique Vanity Fair print.

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton (10 May 1848 – 2 October 1931) was a Scotsman of Irish parentage who was a self-made man, merchant, and yachtsman. He engaged in extensive advertising for his chain of grocery stores and his brand of Lipton teas. He boasted that his secret for success was selling the best goods at the cheapest prices, harnessing the power of advertising, and always being optimistic.He was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup.

Artist: Sir Leslie Ward ("Spy")

Publication date: 19th September 1901

Image size: 394mm x 265mm

Condition: excellent.