Shop catalogues and swatch books (18), order forms (2), dress pattern (1), paper, textile, used in the Wong family store, Bolong, via Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia, 1878-1939.
This published material was used in the business of the Wong family store. The collection is comprised of one copy of each of the following; Anthony Hordern 'Millinary Fashion Liftout' from 'Lone Hand' 1907, Slate Stores Ltd 'Mail Order Catalogue' Autumn and Winter 1917, Mason Bros 'Annual Catalogue' 1878, Harrington and Co. 'Photographic Catalogue' No.12, 'Oil Skin Price List', Winter 1917, 'SB Fancy Vest Price List' Summer 1909-10, Southern Cross Windmill Co. 'Catalogue', August 1939, E. Webb and Co. advertisement for ploughs liftout from 'Bathurst Post' March 1898, Edments 'Wholesale Price List' [with personal clippings inserted] no date, Grace Bros 'Winter Catalogue' 1902, Grace Bros 'The Model Trader' June 1910, HB and Co 'Woollens' Autumn and Winter 1907, HB and Co. 'Special Suitings' Winter 1912, HB and Co. 'Special Suitings' Summer 1909-10, HB and Co. 'New Seasons Vestings' Spring and Summer 1909-10, HB and Co. 'Woollens' Spring and Summer 1909-10, HB and Co.'Woollen, Tweeds, Serges and Worsteds', Autumn and Winter 1912, HB and Co.'Woollen, Tweeds, Serges and Worsteds', Autumn and Winter 1917. These catalogues and swatch books permitted country customers to decide on suits and fabrics. The Wong store apparently acted as an agent for the clothing companies. All catalogues are for men's clothing.
In addition there is one completed order form for a HB and Co. Challenge suit filled out in the name of W.H. Wong dated 1904 and one completed Gowings Bros 'Self Measurement Form' for a suit in the name of W. Mills dated 8 February 1909. This latter form permitted the customer to measure themselves in accordance with the instructions and send away for a mail order suit.
There is a brown envelope with a letter and sample of adhesive plaster from F. Kemp and Co.