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Bargain! Wrap them up. I’ll take 10.  (1920).

 

Have you done all of your Christmas shopping yet? I recently spent a few hours trawling through The Courier-Mail archives. These old ads are a fascinating find. They date from 1920-50 and were published in the month of December. Some are funny, and others are downright sexist. Either way, it’s a intriguing glimpse into Christmas gift-giving from the days of old.

Furniture

You’ll need furniture to go with that new home.  (1940)

Fridge

And a fridge.  (1940)

Chinaware

Plus some “modern” items for the kitchen. Does anyone know which was the “smarter end” of Queen Street?  (1940)

Gifts

Don’t forget gifts for your family and friends.  (1940)

Before iPads and iPhones...there was the radio!

Before iPads and iPhones…there was the radio!  (1950)

 

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