Story: Shops

Window display

Window display

The window display of Christchurch booksellers Whitcombe and Tombs in 1912 featured this range of playing cards. Clever displays encouraged customers to gaze in the window – a crucial first step in luring them through the door.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-003979; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Chain stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21205/window-display (accessed 8 May 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016