Story: Building trades

Paint advertisement

Paint advertisement

This 1950s advertisement for interior enamel paint is aimed at the woman of the house – although at the time almost all painters and decorators were male. Many enamel paints would still have been lead-based in the 1950s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-PAINT-1950s-01

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Carpenters, joiners, painters, decorators and plasterers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010