Sir T. Lipton (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Sir T. Lipton

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows merchant and yachtman Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Baronet (1848-1931) who started the Lipton tea company. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3148-3


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 06/May/2011 22:06:54

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 06/May/2011 22:12:41

    It's interesting to note that nearly all of the photos of Sir Thomas Lipton available on the internet picture him in nautical garb. That's also the way his own tea company used to portray him in advertisements, and on its packages:

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 06/May/2011 23:14:07

    Wystan, thanks, that's very cool to see attached to the Bain photo here. Seen the boxes my whole life, never thought of "Lipton" being a real person before...

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 07/May/2011 00:03:02

    Penny, I suppose it may be a matter of exposure: my wife is British, and she loves her tea. Guess who makes it for her, several times a day . . . . Myself, I never touch the stuff. Wasn't Sir Tom a dashing yachtsman, though? Tall and athletic, with twinkling eyes.

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    • 07/May/2011 02:33:17

    Quite dapper!

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    jeremy b mason

    • 08/May/2011 17:54:52

    Tommy Lipton was once asked about the cost of running a J class boat he replied "if you have to ask you can't afford it"

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    • 21/May/2011 10:40:52

    Our family has been using Lipton loose tea forever. It is actually somewhat of a challenge to find loose tea these days.

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 13/Jul/2011 23:59:01

    Lipton's yacht, "Shamrock," in another Bain/LOC photo: Captain and crew: