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Sign - Wrigley's Chewing Gum, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 921176

Metal shop advertising sign for Wrigley's chewing gum, circa 1960, used 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 metal sign. Hole punched in each corner. Text across top of sign, centre image of woman holding tablet of chewing gum. Bottom half surface covered in residue of cardboard and adhesive. Reverse gold-coloured metal with green paint drips falling from top edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Alan Cohen, 1992
Donated in memory of Elizabeth and Henry Cohen.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.50 cm (Height), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising signs, confectioneries, jewish communities, religions judaism, working life
Themes this item is part of: Old Lolly Shop Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: advertising
Inscriptions: Printed front: WRIGLEY'S/AIDS/DIGESTION.
Manufacturer: Wrigley Company, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1970
Maker: S.T. Leigh & Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1960
Place & Date Used: The Old Lolly Shop, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960-1975

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