Sunday, May 30, 2010

Real Estate Posters from the Early 1900s

My Dad was also a keen collector of other people's throw-outs. 

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.

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