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Female shoppers browsing at Coles Department Store, 1950-60

This is a black-and-white image depicting several women looking at merchandise displayed for sale at a Coles Department Store. The merchandise includes cookware, clothing, cosmetics and haberdashery. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum Victoria. Its dimensions are: ...

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Cole's Little Men from Cole's Book Arcade, 1883

This video features curator Deborah Tout-Smith talking about the Cole's Little Men on display in Museum Victoria. These models of two little men in sailor suits were made in 1883. They are shown at the top of a large wooden cabinet, operating a crank that turns a roller containing a variety of signs attached to it. The ...

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'Barry and Roberts' employees' - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a 1916 silent film entitled 'Barry and Roberts' Employees'. It shows many male employees leaving the premises of Barry and Roberts' store in Brisbane, Queensland. Two horse-drawn carriages, a bicycle and a car pass between the camera and the men.

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'Barry and Roberts' employees' - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a film made by West's Pictures in 1916 entitled 'Barry and Roberts' Employees'. It shows men in aprons unloading supplies from carts; these include large, flat timber objects from the closer cart. The men in the far cart are carrying smaller, soft bundles and they return some to the cart. Two horse-drawn ...

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Christmas dolls, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph of a little girl, 3 or 4 years of age, holding herself up and straining to see the many dolls on display at a department store counter. She is watched by some other shoppers in the background and by the saleswoman.

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Food shopping in Sydney, 1949 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph of people at the food hall of a large Sydney department store, probably David Jones. It shows formally dressed customers walking along the wide aisles, and seven sales assistants, most of whom are behind the counter. Cans, bottles, jars and packets of food are stacked in decorative displays.

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Food shopping in Sydney, 1949 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of customers and sales assistants at the delicatessen counter in the food hall of a large Sydney department store, probably David Jones. The counter is a refrigerated cabinet in which meat is displayed and sausages are visible at one end. Customers interact with some of the ten male ...

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Christmas pageant in Adelaide, c1950

This is a black-and-white photograph of John Martin's Christmas pageant in Adelaide, South Australia, from about 1950. A float is passing a section of the crowd gathered in front of the General Post Office in King William Street. The photograph was developed from a glass negative that could have been one of three sizes, ...

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New swimsuit styles, 1939 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from the middle of a newsreel item advertising swimwear fashions for the 1939-40 summer season available at the Sydney retail store, David Jones. The item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel released for exhibition on 30 June 1939. This clip shows a sequence ...

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Here Comes Santa, 1929: Santa lands at Farm Cove

This silent black-and-white clip shows a small seaplane coming in to land at Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour. The Harbour Bridge can be seen under construction in the background. After the seaplane is secured to an anchor rope, Santa Claus climbs into a rubber dinghy and is rowed to shore where a crowd is waiting to greet him. ...

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Here Comes Santa, 1929: Santa visits the Royal Alexandra Hospital

This silent black-and-white clip shows Santa Claus arriving at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in the inner Sydney suburb of Camperdown in an open horsedrawn carriage accompanied by little girls dressed as fairies. Patients and nurses are gathered outside the Hospital to greet him. Santa Claus, who is carrying ...

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Department store: food counter

Go shopping for food in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the food counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as mooncakes, green tea and apple juice. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle. ...

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Department store: electrical goods counter

Go shopping for electrical goods in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the electrical goods counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a portable CD player, a DVD player and a washing machine. Use measure ...

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Department store: medicine counter

Go shopping for medicine in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the medicine counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as tiger balm, aspirin and eyedrops. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle ...

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Department store: clothes and shoes counter

Go shopping for clothes and shoes in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the shoes counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as kung fu shoes and a pair of jeans. Use measure words such as 'shuang' when purchasing ...

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Department store: arts and crafts counter

Go shopping for arts and crafts in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the arts and crafts counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'good luck' jade carving, cloisonné vases and a traditional horse-shaped ...

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Department store

Go shopping in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the relevant department and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'qipao' (dress), green tea and a box of chocolates. Use measure words such as 'tiao' when purchasing ...