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Sign - Cottee's Big Boy Lemonade, circa 1970 Object Reg. No: SH 921183

Cottee's Big Boy Lemonade advertising sign, circa 1970, displayed at the Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North.

The Old Lolly Shop was a milk bar opened and run by Elizabeth and Henry Cohen at 314 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, from 1939 to 1975.
Rectangular shaped paper board sign, portrait in design. Ground colour white, text along left side. Bottle shape has been cut out with small blue circular shaped stand attached. Reverse blank.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Alan Cohen, 1992
Donated in memory of Elizabeth and Henry Cohen.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.30 cm (Width), 41.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising signs, jewish communities, religions judaism, retailing, shops, working life
Themes this item is part of: Old Lolly Shop Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: advertising
Inscriptions: Text: thundering/good/lemonade!/Cottee's/BIG/LEMONADE/BOY.
Manufacturer: Cottee's Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1970
User: The Old Lolly Shop, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1975


Michael Posted on 10 Oct 2013 9:21 PM
My father was working with Leo Burnett advertising in North Sydney at the time... in creative and account management.
I was told - and have no reason to to doubt - that I was the 'Big Boy' the product was named after.
I was 13yo at the time !!!

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