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Photograph - Staff Fundraising at Mutual Store Limited, Melbourne, 9 Nov 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 93127

Summary:
Black and white photograph of female staff from the Mutual Store Limited dressed for a fundraising event, 'Lucky Bag' Day. Dated 9th November 1917.
Description:
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Female staff from the Mutual Store Limited dressed for a fundraising event. They are wearing white bonnets and dresses. Each holds a wicker basket and 'Lucky Day Bag' coin collection box. The woman in the centre wears a 'MUTUAL' headband, an apron featuring a Mutual Store Limited emblem and holds a larger basket full of flowers. A street stall displaying handbags is behind the group and a section of the Mutual Store Limited building facade is visible in the background at the right. The facade of the Elizabeth Street entrance of Flinders Street Station can also be seen in the far background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Douglas Graham, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 147 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: working life, wars conflicts, retailing, community organisations services, fundraising, community groups, community organisations, war effort, retail workers, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1, or 1 1--, order by 1000, or a a, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: Handwritten text on reverse in blue ink reads: '9th November, 1917. / Photograph of Mutual Store Ltd staff outside the store / premises at 256-262 Flinders Street, cnr Degraves Street, / Melbourne. / Note 6th girl from left is wearing a headband, ... apron / advertising the Mutual Store Ltd. Note footwear. / Coin Collection boxes are signed 'Lucky Bag Day' / Mrs Grace Graham nee Hodson is fifth from left. / The Mutual Store was a Department Store of similar / standing to its contemporary Buckley & Nunn / or David Jones. / The original of this photograph held by / D J Graham'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mrs Grace Graham (nee Hodson), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Nov 1917
Place & Date Depicted: Mutual Store Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Nov 1917

Comments

Andrew Robinson Posted on 01 Nov 2011 9:41 AM
I would hazard to say the 'facade' in the back right attributed to the Mutual Store is in fact Flinders st rail station on the opposite side of the street. The arch looks like the Elizabeth street entry (assuming this is taken outside the old store).

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