Photograph of the workers and owner of T.W. Pearce, Window Frames, Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford.

Description of Content

Staff and owner group photograph of T W Pearce Window Frames Sash and Door Factory. This photograph shows the staff and owner of T W Pearce Window Frames, Sash and Door Factory, Abbotsford. The contributor collects antique photographs. He is unsure how this one came to be in his possession, possibly from a demolition site. He has seen 'Pearce and Co Hardware Merchants' on the corner of Church and Victoria Street Abbotsford's boarding which suggests the business began in 1857. This makes him think this may be that site in the early years of the business, circa 1870s.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Melbourne's Biggest Family Album

  • Collecting Areas

    Working Life & Trades

  • Acquisition Information

    Copied from Mr Andrew Muir, 06/12/06

  • Place & Date Depicted

    cnr Church & Victoria Streets, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1870s
    Sands & McDougall Directories list Thomas Pearce, joiner, at Church Steet, East Collingwood throughout the 1870s, however, Abbotsford was idenitfied as part of Collingwood at this time. Date Depicted is based on assistant curator's assessment of clothing style.

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  • Individuals Identified


  • Format

    Digital Still Image, Tiff, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    (on verso) Landscape / Photographer / J.P. Lind / Ambrose House / Tyne Street / Carlton / off Lygon Street / Cards copied & enlarged to any size.

  • Classification

    Trades, Glazing, Shop fronts

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • References

    Sands & McDougall's Melbourne Directories: 1869 p.515, 1870 p.799, 1874 p.515, 1876 & 1880. Blake, L., 'Place Names of Melbourne', p.22.