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Digital Photograph - Cafe Owner, Wife & Extended Family at Opening of Coffee Lounge, Gardenvale, 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 110819

Description Of Content:
Families sitting at tables in a cafe, with barrels for chairs.

This photograph shows Klaus-Peter Saifert, his new wife Helen and family at the opening of their coffee lounge, The Coffee Barrel, Gardenvale, 1965. Helen remembers 'When Klaus migrated to Australia he was a pastry cook and baker. He decided to open a coffee lounge in Martin Street, Gardenvale.' Klaus made the chairs out of old beer barrels from the brewery (when the brewery changed to metal barrels) and Helen made the tablecloths and cushions.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Helen Saifert, 2006
Contributed by Ms Helen Saifert
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: restaurants
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Restaurants & Cafés
Tertiary Classification: interiors
Inscriptions: 367/3 ALEX NAGY PHOTOGRAPHER 18 Dyrne Ave Elwood Phone 53 6165
People Depicted: Herbert, Tom; Herbert, Phillip; Herbert, Ursula; Saifert, Klaus-Peter; Saifert, Helen; Rasmussen, John
Organisations Depicted: The Coffee Barrel
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Gardenvale, Victoria, Australia, 1965

Place Depicted Notes: this was the address of coffee lounge, The Coffee Barrel.
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Alex Nagy - Alex Nagy Photographer

Professional photographer.

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