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Fabric Remnant - Polished Cotton, Brown with Blue & White Stripe, circa 1950-1970 Reg. No: SH 890459
- Polished cotton fabric remnant, from Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, circa 1950 - 1970. This type of fabric would have been used for curtains or soft furnishings.
Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyllis immigrated from the Russian-Polish border in 1927. Hyman established a manufacturing business in Elgin Street, Carlton, making men's and women's hosiery. He continued manufacturing there until 1938. Meanwhile, in 1930, Hyman and his wife had leased a shop across the road from their mill in Elgin Street and begun a drapery business. There were many other Jewish shopkeepers in Carlton and several other drapery shops in Elgin and Lygon Streets. The Steinberg Drapery was operated by Hyman and Phyllis until Hyman's death in 1975. Mrs Steinberg retired in 1989, aged nearly 80, and Museum Victoria acquired many items from the store.
- Width of polished brown cotton with blue and white stripes and zig-zag pattern composed of small white squares.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
|Dimensions:||188.00 cm (Height), 90.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, jewish communities, jewish customs, jewish immigration, religions judaism, commerce, fabrics, retail trade, ethnic groups|
|Themes this item is part of:||Steinberg Drapery Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMMERCE & RETAILING|
|Secondary Classification:||Drapery & Haberdashery|
|Place Used:||Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950-1970|