Conrad Atkinson

Poem and a quote about Northern Ireland written on the back of a cigarette packet

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Conrad Atkinson born 1940
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Created by
Conrad Atkinson born 1940
Title
Poem and a quote about Northern Ireland written on the back of a cigarette packet
Date
Date not known
Description
The back of the cigarette packet features one poem and one quote: 'The Orangeman keeps the Twelth, The Papist he keeps lent, But the Landlord class takes damned good care, That neither keeps the rent. A green shade and an orange edge'; and, 'We already have 32 [county units?] in the T.U. Movement only the politicians have a partition. T.U. member.'.
Format
Document - writings
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by Tate Archive from Margaret Harrison, November 2010.
Reference
TGA 201020/3/106

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