Alternative Name(s): Roll of Fabric

Bolt of cream cotton with an orange stripe. Made in India this fabric was part of the unsold stock from the Steinberg drapery.

Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyllis immigrated from the Russian-Polish border in 1927. Hyman established a manufacturing business in Elgin Street, Carlton, making men's and women's hosiery. He continued manufacturing there until 1938. Meanwhile, in 1930, Hyman and his wife had leased a shop across the road from their mill in Elgin Street and begun a drapery business. There were many other Jewish shopkeepers in Carlton and several other drapery shops in Elgin and Lygon Streets. The Steinberg Drapery was operated by Hyman and Phyllis until Hyman's death in 1975. Mrs Steinberg retired in 1989, aged nearly 80, and Museum Victoria acquired many items from the store.

Physical Description

Roll of cream cotton with orange stripe. Stamped on the front. The roll is complete, none of the material has been used. On the front also, a picture of a man in Indian dress. Fabric is wrapped around a thick piece of cardboard and held together at either end with a single stitch.

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