Clay and Commerce

One lucky customer who shopped at Western Stores, Bathurst was the recipient of this teapot and these jugs, probably given to them by the manager as a show of goodwill for the customer’s support. These may not have been the prettiest pieces of earthenware displayed on that customer’s kitchen dresser, but they were a reminder […]

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Fanning the Retail Flames

The retailers of Broken Hill embraced advertising fans whole-heartedly during the 1920-30s. It was before the invention of air conditioning and the economies of scale associated with the mass production of printed goods meant that advertising fans were a cheap, cheerful and functional way for retailers to make their businesses known. The rigid screen fans […]

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