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Digital Photograph - Foys Department Store, Decorated for Melbourne Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110482

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Foy & Gibson Department Store, decorated with flags and Olympic symbol for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

This photograph shows Foys Department Store, decorated for the 1956 Olympics, on the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets. The photographer David Meale had been brought up in the country and only recently moved to Melbourne. He remembers 'Lots of the shops in the city were decorated to celebrate the Games. You could walk through the city just to see them.' It also shows the beginning of the construction 'of a seven storey Santa Claus that Foys used to build every year for the Christmas season.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: olympic games melbourne 1956
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Olympic Games - Melbourne 1956
Tertiary Classification: street decorations
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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