A nice chap who collects vintage catalogues has lent us several choice publications for use as archival material in the Book.
Here’s one of my favourites – a very high quality catalogue filled with beautiful illustrations of shoes that can be ordered by the discerning customer.
Fostars was a Sydney establishment. I’ve found other catalogues from the ’50s, but nothing else about them although it looks as if the National Film and Sound Archive has an old cinema advertisement from 1940: that would be worth seeing!
Can you imagine receiving something as beautiful as this in your letter box in 1949? See below for the treats offered. Oh, if only it were this easy to find beautiful shoes nowadays!
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