Kōrero: Shops

Tea at the DIC

Tea at the DIC

In the 1920s a day out at the shops often included a visit to the tearooms of one of the large department stores. This 1929 painting, ‘New Zealanders out shopping at the DIC,’ by Christopher Perkins, depicts the tearooms in the Wellington DIC store. Department-store tearooms were largely frequented by women.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-064-021
Ink and wash drawing by Christopher Edward Perkins

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Shopkeepers and shoppers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/21221/tea-at-the-dic (accessed 20 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016