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Digital Photograph - Staff & Owner of TW Pearce Window Frames Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford, 1870-1879 Image Reg. No: MM 110733

Photograph of the workers and owner of T.W. Pearce, Window Frames, Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford.
Description Of Content:
Staff and owner group photograph of T W Pearce Window Frames Sash and Door Factory.

This photograph shows the staff and owner of T W Pearce Window Frames, Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford. The contributor collects antique photographs. He is unsure how this one came to be in his possession, possibly from a demolition site. He has seen 'Pearce and Co Hardware Merchants' on the corner of Church and Victoria Street Abbotsford's boarding which suggests the business began in 1857. This makes him think this may be that site in the early years of the business, circa 1870s.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Andrew Muir, 2006
Contributed by Mr Andrew Muir
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Glazing
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
Inscriptions: (on verso) Landscape / Photographer / J.P. Lind / Ambrose House / Tyne Street / Carlton / off Lygon Street / Cards copied & enlarged to any size.
People Depicted: Unknown
Organisations Depicted: TW Pearce Window Frame Sash and Door Factory
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1870s

Sands & McDougall Directories list Thomas Pearce, joiner, at Church Steet, East Collingwood throughout the 1870s, however, Abbotsford was idenitfied as part of Collingwood at this time. Date Depicted is based on assistant curator's assessment of clothing style.
Photographer: Unknown
References: Sands & McDougall's Melbourne Directories: 1869 p.515, 1870 p.799, 1874 p.515, 1876 & 1880. Blake, L., 'Place Names of Melbourne', p.22.

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