Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917

The 1917 Christmas shopping catalogue from Brisbane’s Allan & Stark Ltd department store provides an insight into the types of products on offer to Queenslanders during the festive season.

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This sixteen page shopping catalogue contains products such as toys, perfumes, bath salts, soaps, gloves, hosiery, handkerchiefs, sunshades, umbrellas, ornaments, neckwear, handbags, knitting bags, kimonos, ties, razors and cutlery.

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisements for the Allan & Stark Christmas Book appeared in newspapers all over Queensland during November and December 1917.

Advertisement for the Allan & Stark Christmas Book published in the Cairns newspaper, Northern Herald, December 14, 1917

Advertisement for the Allan & Stark Christmas Book published in the Cairns newspaper, Northern Herald, December 14, 1917

Allan & Stark's drapery store on Queen Street, Brisbane, ca.1919. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image APA-004-0001-0013

Allan & Stark’s drapery store on Queen Street, Brisbane, ca.1919. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image APA-004-0001-0013

This shopping catalogue has been digitised and can be viewed online through our One Search catalogue.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland