• Image of 'Palm Toffee Girl' - Available @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton
  • Image of 'Palm Toffee Girl' - Available @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton

The Palm Toffee Girl was not only a pretty, pierrot-esque character printed on the Palm Toffee confectionery tins, but a real-life character, as documented in a black and white photograph taken by James Jarche for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 August, 1933, where James photographed a women promoting sweets at the 'Chocolate and Confectionery Exhibition', in London's Olympia. (1)

Palm Toffee was advertised as a 'delicious, wholesome and nourishing sweetmeat' which 'strengthens' and sustains', with advertising slogans such as being the "Best Value for Money" and the "Best Value for Coupons". Documented as having been available in 5 different flavoured bars, each wrapped with the logo of a palm tree. Flavours included strawberry, with a pink middle; mint, with a green middle, and banana, with a yellow middle. There was also a Palm chocolate nougat.

Little is documented online about the founder of the Walters confectionery company, established at 122 High Street, Poplar, London, in 1887. Documented in the 'The Jewish soldiers in 1/17th Battalion, The London Regiment in the First World War', the confectioner N B Walters is noted as having been 'born in 1865, in Botosani, then in the Ottoman Empire' and is listed in the 'National Archives, under the naturalisation paper reference HO144/441/B29408, issued on 6th May, 1899, when Nathan Baraf Walters immigrated from the Ottoman Empire, to reside in London.' (2)

Source References:
1. http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography/DailyHeraldArchive/CollectionItem?id=1983-5236/C03950
2. http://www.hellfirecorner.co.uk/snillop2014
Dimensions: H 52cm W34 cm D20 cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage 'Walters Palm Toffee' Tin,
Vintage Posser,
Vintage Dariole Tin,,
Vintage Loaf Tin
3 x E10 LED Cabachon Lamps,
1 x 18W 24V LED Transformer
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

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