Sunday, May 30, 2010
Real Estate Posters from the Early 1900s
He worked in the 50s and 60s on Sydney centre buildings, at the time when everything old was being ripped down! Not much foresight there!
He evidently gave a home to many interesting items, just thrown out when companies moved on to make way for a new high-rise building.
This 1912 poster, of a Cronulla Estate is one of his posters in better condition.
To store paper like this for 50 years takes a lot of skill. The hungry insects will usually find a way to make it food. There are about 15 of these posters many of the North Coast, Hunter and one of Woollahra.
They are very beautiful.
In a future post, I will write about the scrips that he had stored away.