Sydney's home furnishing stores, 1890-1960
This online exhibition has been inspired by the trade literature from Sydney’s furniture and furnishing retailers, with all the illustrations sourced from the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.
Department Stores in Sydney
"In its heyday, going to DJs - and Horderns, Mark Foys, Grace Bros - wasn't just shopping, it was an occasion, with a sense of theatre about it, of putting on your hat and gloves and creating a whole day" says Margot Riley, curator of a State Library exhibition titled On Sale!. Take a trip down memory lane here. Like these photos? Selected images available at www.fairfaxsyndication.com Follow us at twitter.com/photosSMH
Window-shopping in Rowe St in the 1960s. Rowe Street began its life as a gloomy lane called Brougham Place. In cold windy winters it was referred to as “Pleurisy Alley”. When the Hotel Australia was built it was renamed in honour of Thomas Rowe an English-born architect, said to have been “a man for all seasons”, with a multitude of civic interests.
David Jones' Coronation Choir singing in the Elizabeth Street store, Sydney, June 1953 ? / photographer Australian Photographic Agency
Format: Negative Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=139383 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
The historic Hordern Home is on the market in Bellevue Hill - realestate.com.au
The home was commissioned in 1935 and was designed by Professor Leslie Wilkinson. ANYONE who ...