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Notebook - Mastrino, circa 1920 Document Reg. No: SH 000910

Summary:
Notebook used by Vincenzo Candela to record his clients' measurements. He had other notebooks which recorded his clients and income. After his arrival in Australia, from Italy in 1920, at the age of 47, Vincenzo established himself as a tailor, eventually establishing a successful 'Gents' High Class' tailoring business from home. He had a range of customers from Australian, Italian and Chinese backgrounds. He also worked on consignment for other Australians and Italians tailors in Melbourne. Candela learned the trade of dressmaking in Italy, most likely in Naples, a city renowned for its tailors.
Description:
Mastrino notebook with black leather cover. The pages in the notebook are divided into lettered sections. There is extensive handwritten text within the notebook.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 150 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: opened

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, tailors, business management, tailoring
Themes this item is part of: Vincenzo Candela, Italian Migrant, Photographer & Tailor, 1920, Candela Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: training & employment records
Inscriptions: Embossed on frontcover: Mastrino
Place Made: Italy, circa 1918
User: Vincenzo Candela, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920-1943

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