Sample bag - Smith's Potato Crisps

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Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Sample bag, for Smith's Potato Crisps, made of paper, yellow and red background with printed text, paper handles.
Classification
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS
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Measurements
H303 x W260 mm
Media/Materials description
Paper
Signature/Marks
POTATO / SMITH'S / CRISPS
Twisties / CRISP, CRUNCY
Twisties / CRISP, CRUNCY
POTATO / SMITH'S / CRISPS
BAG MADE / by / deropa / 41 East Street / LIDCOMBE N.S.W.
History and use
This showbag advertises Smith's Crisps. Smith's was an Australian snack food brand, established in Sydney in 1931 by Frank Smith and George Ensor. This brand of potato chips became a popular household name, and by the 1960s they were being distributed in movie theatres as well as local shops.

Show bags like this, with samples of the wares of many different manufacturers and organisations, have been a distinctive feature of the Ekka for many years. As a memento, they are an important part of many peoples experience of the Ekka.

Showbags were designed to provide samples of products produced specifically at Royal Queensland Show (the Ekka), Brisbane. The Ekka is a 10 day annual festival officially titled the Royal Queensland Show, though it has had several names over the years. For the people of Brisbane the Ekka has been a major feature of the calendar for over 130 years, with many attending year after year. It is a special favourite for children.

Part of a collection of show memorabilia donated to the Museum by the Chantler family, this showbag is one of over 50 showbags in the Queensland Museum collection.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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