# 29353


[MELBOURNE] J. Harrison, General House Decorator. 91 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

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[Hawthorn, Vic. : J. Harrison, 1930]. Invoice dated 27 October 1930, on [6] quarto sheets with manuscript entries, the first with J. Harrison’s decorative lithographed letterhead advertising ‘… newest designs in wall papers, ceilings, and friezes. Plain, coloured and ornamental glass. Lead lights repaired …’; the bill is for Mr. H. S. Stillwell of “Belmont”, Denham Street, Hawthorn, the many itemised entries detailing all of the electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, plastering, painting and paper-hanging undertaken in the complete renovation of “Belmont”, at a total cost of £146-10 (with a loose receipt for a payment of £131-10); the 6 pages in fine condition, with the original (unrusted) pin.

A valuable primary source document from the Depression era giving an insight into the costs associated with building repairs and interior decoration for a house in one of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs.

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