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E5182-20 Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, workers sewing buttons onto cards, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 193. Click to enlarge.

Photograph depicting workers at The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co

Photographed
This photograph depicts workers in a Sydney pearl button factory sewing buttons onto cards in about the early 1930s. It is the last in a didactic collection in the Museum which illustrates the complete process of manufacturing pearl buttons as it was carried out in Australia, from diving for shell to marketing the finished article. The collection was acquired from the Pearl Button Manufacturing Company of Foster Street, Sydney, in 1933.

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Summary

Object No.

E5182-20

Object Statement

Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, workers sewing buttons onto cards, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Physical Description

Photograph depicting workers sewing buttons onto cards, part of a didactic collection showing how pearl buttons were made, pearl shell, made by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Production

Photographed

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