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Negative - Foys Department Store Decorated for Christmas, Melbourne, Dec 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 127430

Exterior view of Foys Department Store, Bourke Street, Melbourne, with Christmas decorations, December 1957. Photo taken by John Woods, who had migrated a few weeks previously and started work at Foys around December 1957.

Barbara and John Woods migrated to Australia as assisted migrants from Buckinghamshire on the MV Fairsea in 1957. The Barbara and John Woods Collection comprises documents and photographs that provide a comprehensive insight into the Woods' immigration experience, from the issuing of their passage tickets, to their arrival in Melbourne.
Black and white silver gelatin negative.
Description Of Content:
Foys department store, Melbourne, Christmas 1957. There is a large "Santa Claus" model fixed to the front of the building. Various cars and a Melbourne tram can be seen in the street directly in front of the store.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 70 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, trams, christmas, cars
Themes this item is part of: Barbara & John Woods, British Migrants, 1957, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Department Stores
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Format: Negative - Copy: Monochrome; 6x7
Place & Date Depicted: Foys, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1957
Photographer: Mr. John Woods, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1957

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