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Digital Photograph - Girl Working at K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar, Preston West, 1978 Image Reg. No: MM 110020

Colour photograph featuring Dimitra Papadimitropoulos at 13 years of age in 1978, working in her parent's Preston milkbar, 'K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar'.

Dimitra's parents acquired the milkbar 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 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. The name on the door is 'K & A Pappas' which was an abbreviation that Athanasia and Konstantinos used for a short period until their children grew older and objected.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Young girl in white dress standing on a ladder in a milk bar reaching for products on a shelf.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: food technology, general stores, milk bars, retail workers, retailing
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: workers
People Depicted: Papadimitropoulos, Dimitra
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, 1978
Photographer: Miss Pinelopi Papadimitropoulos

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