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.
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.
Advertisements for the Allan & Stark Christmas Book appeared in newspapers all over Queensland during November and December 1917.
This shopping catalogue has been digitised and can be viewed online through our One Search catalogue.
Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland