Colour photograph featuring Athanasia (Anna or Sia) and Konstantinos (Kon) Papadimitropoulos in their Papadimitropoulos Milk Bar, also known as the 'K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar', in Preston, about 1978. On the counter are the goods from a basic purchase of milk, continental bread and white sliced bread.

The business was a family milk bar that Athanasia and Konstantinos Papadimitropoulos acquired in 1972. It was located at 295 Gilbert Road West Preston and is still a milk bar. When the family purchased the shop it was a single fronted milk bar with a small house attached in the rear. The right half of the shop front was originally the garden of the residence. The family expanded the shop to the property drive way and significantly extended the residence. The family lived there for 20 years, leaving in 1992. For a short period of three years from 1983 to 1985 they sold the business and leased the freehold to be able to travel. The new owners went bankrupt and the family re-acquired the business in 1985.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.

Description of Content

A man and women in blue overcoats standing behind the counter in a milk bar. On the counter and on the shelves behind them are lollies, biscuits, cigarettes, bread, grooming products and basic medicines.

Physical Description

Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original colour print.

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