Story: Second-hand trade

Jumble sale, Stratford

Jumble sale, Stratford

Schools, churches and other community and charitable groups have held fairs and jumble sales since the 19th century. These events had stalls selling an array of new goods, crafts and home baking as well as the ever-popular second-hand stall. This photograph from the 19th or early 20th century shows a jumble sale at the town hall in Stratford, Taranaki. Books and artwork are displayed in the foreground, and the decorated stall holds clothing and other domestic items.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-012344; G
Photograph by James McAllister

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, 'Second-hand trade - Charitable and informal trading', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, published 11 Mar 2010