Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Tearoom waitresses (2nd of 4)

Tearoom waitresses

Waitresses pose in the tearooms of C. M. Ross in Palmerston North, probably in the 1930s. Tearooms were an integral part of the department store. They usually served solid lunches as well as morning and afternoon teas, and had waitresses rather than counter service.

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The heyday of department stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010