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Digital Photograph - Owners of K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar, Preston West, 1978 Image Reg. No: MM 110018

Colour photograph featuring Athanasia (Anna or Sia) and Konstantinos (Kon) Papadimitropoulos in their Papadimitropoulos Milk Bar, also known as the 'K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar', in Preston, about 1978. On the counter are the goods from a basic purchase of milk, continental bread and white sliced bread.

The business was a family milk bar that Athanasia and Konstantinos Papadimitropoulos acquired in 1972. It was located at 295 Gilbert Road West Preston and is still a milk bar. When the family purchased the shop it was a single fronted milk bar with a small house attached in the rear. The right half of the shop front was originally the garden of the residence. The family expanded the shop to the property drive way and significantly extended the residence. The family lived there for 20 years, leaving in 1992. For a short period of three years from 1983 to 1985 they sold the business and leased the freehold to be able to travel. The new owners went bankrupt and the family re-acquired the business in 1985.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original colour print.
Description Of Content:
A man and women in blue overcoats standing behind the counter in a milk bar. On the counter and on the shelves behind them are lollies, biscuits, cigarettes, bread, grooming products and basic medicines.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: bread, bread making, bread making equipment, cigarettes, display counters, milk bars, shops, staff, confectionery
Themes this item is part of: Working Lives & Work Places in Photographs, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: interiors
People Depicted: Papadimitropoulos, Athanasia (nee Papageorgiou); Papdimitropoulos, Konstantinos
Organisations Depicted: K & A Pappas Australian and Continental Milk Bar Delicatessen and Grocery; Papadimitropoulos Milk Bar
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Preston West, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1978

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor and also inscription - date stamp on verso of photograph.
Photographer: Miss Dimitra Papadimitropoulos

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