Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sir T. Lipton

Yes there really was a Sir Lipton, and yes he really did develop Lipton Tea. I was fascinated to find this picture of him, taken around 1910. Quiet the dapper gentleman, don't you think?

3 comments:

  1. "Yes there really was a Sir Lipton,"

    Sir Thomas Lipton or Sir Thomas but never ever Sir Lipton. :-) However, his English friends, following the fashion of the day, would no doubt have simply addressed him as Lipton.

    Forms of address in the United Kingdom

    http://tinyurl.com/csj8b

    "Quiet the dapper gentleman, don't you think?"

    Unquestionably, but he certainly wasn't born to the purple. To his credit, Sir Thomas was an entirely self-made man.

    Much more about this fascinating man here:

    http://tinyurl.com/35pbzb

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  2. Thanks for keeping us straight on this.

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  3. "Thanks for keeping us straight on this."

    Given the enormous pleasure your photographs provide all of us each and every day, the very least I can do is poke around occasionally in Wikipedia for a few minutes.

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