Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foy & Gibson, 1902-1935

For your information (and your delight, I hope!)  The University of Melbourne has put its Foy & Gibson collection online in pdf format.  Foy & Gibson was an Australian department store with branches in most of the major cities.   The University has extensive collections of its mail order catalogues from 1902 to 1935.

There's a lot in the archive to browse - not just pictures of the fashions, but accessories, trimmings, underwear, furnishings, toys and menswear.   It's a little treasure trove of the material culture of a bygone era - and a lot of nostalgic fun!

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