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Digital Photograph - Staff outside J Danson Wicker & Bamboo Furniture Factory, Melbourne, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 110682

Black and white photograph featuring staff standing outside J. Danson Wicker and Bamboo Furniture factory and showroom in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, circa 1900. A range of products, including furniture, stand on the footpath, and signage on the building advertises 'perambulators & go-carts'.

The wicker and bamboo business belonged to Ernest Harry Jeffrey, who bought the business but didn't change the name from a previous owner. His great-nephew Ian Johnson's own pram and some of the family garden furniture was made at the business. Ian still has a table and a picture made by his great uncle.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original sepia print.
Description Of Content:
Men standing with various products outside J. Danson Wholesale Manufacturer Wicker and Bamboo Furniture shop and showroom.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Ian Johnson, 2006
Contributed by Mr Ian Johnson
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: factories, furniture, manufacturing, prams, showrooms, staff, streetscapes, wholesaling
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: Furniture
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
People Depicted: unknown
Organisations Depicted: J Danson Wholesale Manufacturer
Format: Digital Still Image: Sepia; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

Source of Date Depicted: Based on family oral history tradition.
Photographer: Unknown

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