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- A Place & Date Depicted Abbotsford, Australia
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Digital Photograph - Staff & Owner of TW Pearce Window Frames Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford, 1870-1879 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
|Themes this item is part of:||Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|