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'til you drop: shopping a Melbourne history at the State Library of Victoria

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A selection of images from the State Library of Victoria's free exhibition, 'til you drop: shopping – a Melbourne history

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All images courtesy State Library of Victoria. Image credits:

1. Spring and Summer Catalogue, no. 78, Collingwood, Foy & Gibson Pty Ltd, 1928, State Library of Victoria, RARELT 658.8710994 F83S

2. Lyle Fowler, Manton's Department Store c. 1943, flexible base negative, Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria, H92.20/1492–97

3. Ivy Burton Fox, Collins Street in Spring, 1955–59, Watercolour on paper, gift of the artist’s children, Mrs Joy Webster and Mr Donald Fox, 1991, State Library of Victoria, H91.56/4

4. Wolfgang Sievers, Couple leaving La Pastorale Frocks, 125 Collins Street, 1965, cibachrome photograph, gift of the photographer 1998, Wolfgang Sievers Collection, State Library of Victoria, H98.30/404

5. '557' Afternoon Frock of Flowered Taffeta; Organdie Trimming, 1929, Pencil and watercolour on vellum, from Manton's Portfolio of Fashion Designs, State Library of Victoria, H87.188/24

6. Mark Strizic, The Block Arcade, Collins St, 1967, gelatin silver photograph, State Library of Victoria, H2009.144/40

7. French Reproduction Parade, 1947, program, Coles Myer Archive, Presented by Coles Myer Ltd, 2000, State Library of Victoria, MS 13468

Added on: 23.02.2010

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