Story: Shops

Farmers’ catalogue

Farmers’ catalogue

The cover of the Farmers’ Trading Company’s 1925 catalogue featured illustrations of a farmer, a farm, a factory, and the store’s Auckland branch – encouraging readers to link the city to the country. Travel was largely expensive and impractical for rural people at the time, and many purchases were made through mail-order catalogues.

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Reference: Eph-B-RETAIL-FTC-1925-cover

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Small-town and suburban shopping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016