Story: Real estate

Wearable real estate advertisement

Wearable real estate advertisement

Miss Laking wears an elaborate costume to advertise Auckland real estate company Thomas Hanna & Co., in 1911. Hand-painted panels on her dress depict houses and farms, her hat is a model of a villa with a ‘for sale’ sign, and she holds an open fan with the firm’s name on it.

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Bob Hargreaves, 'Real estate - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Bob Hargreaves, published 11 Mar 2010