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- A Place & Date Depicted Brunswick West, Australia
Digital Photograph - Girl Standing outside Father's Business, Feeney's Corner Store, Brunswick West, circa 1937 Reg. No: MM 111086
- Description Of Content:
- Girl in pale coat, standing outside entrance of Feeney's Corner Store. The words 'General Store' are above her head.
This photograph shows Ineen Feeney outside her father's mixed business, Feeney's Corner Store, in West Brunswick, circa 1937. The store was on the corner of Pearson & Albert Street. It was a mixed business, mainly selling groceries. The family remembers that the owner Jas Feeney 'used to buy butter in bulk and cut it himself on a marble bench behind the desk. The shop had a cellar where he kept his stores. The shop was connected to the family house which was a big Federation house on a double block. He had the shop built himself and ran it from 1908 until he retired in 1950. Jas Feeney was born near Bright, his parents were Irish migrants.' The photograph was taken by a street photographer. 'He used to come in regularly and ask if they wanted their photograph taken. Often they'd say no, but in this case they said yes and he turned up a week later with the photographs mounted on card. The shop is still there, an empty shell used by artists as a painting space.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Jeff Atkinson, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Jeff Atkinson
|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:||General Stores|
|Tertiary Classification:||shop fronts|
|Inscriptions:||Pre 1937 (handwriting on reverse)|
|People Depicted:||Feeney, Ineen|
|Organisations Depicted:||Jas Feeney's General Store|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia, circa 1937
Place Depicted Notes: Corner of Pearson & Albert Streets.
Source of Date Depicted: contributor's estimate.