Shop interior of W. Davies, musical instrument maker and repairer, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1920s.
Silver gelatin print photograph, 120 x 180 mm, unmounted; verso with pencilled inscription ‘Inside W. Davies music shop Rundle St. 1920s; in fine condition with crisp detail.
A fascinating glimpse into the cluttered retail showroom of W. Davies, who evidently also ran his School of Music in the same building. There is a vast array of musical instruments on display: violins, mandolins, banjos, guitars, cellos, clarinets, accordions, tubas, trumpets, trombones, all kinds of drums and cymbals … not to mention all the shellac 78 rpm gramophone records adorning the walls (they are hung on nails!).