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Digital Photograph - Transaction at K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar, Preston West, 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 110019

Description Of Content:
A woman in a blue overcoat holding a Kit Kat, and a man standing behind the counter in a milk bar. Cigarettes and confectionary are displayed.

This image shows Athanasia Papadimitropoulos holding up a Kit Kat with the son of a family friend at 'K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar', in 1982. This was the family milk bar that she and her husband 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 reacquired the business in 1985.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: cigarettes, display counters, milk bars, shops, 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; Bonellis, Nikos
Organisations Depicted: K & A Pappas Australian and Continental Milk bar Delicatessen and Grocery
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Preston West, Victoria, Australia, 1982
Photographer: Ms Pinelopi Papadimitropoulos

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