“Like a kid in a candy store”

This wonderful photograph was taken inside David Copland’s store in Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, possibly around the 1930s.  It shows two Departments inside the store, the most interesting one being the Biscuit and Confectionery Department.  Lollies galore!!

The Biscuit and Confectionery Department of David Copland and Co., c.1930s (from the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society collection, RW2893/362)
The Biscuit and Confectionery Department of David Copland and Co., c.1930s (from the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society collection, RW2893/362)

It’s one of those images where, the more you look at it, the more you see.  Click on the image to zoom in and see it all up close.

You’ll be able to see the Arnott’s Biscuits barrel:

The Arnotts Biscuit barrel at David Coplands

A box of Smith’s Potato Crisps:

Copland800 - Smiths

 

Wrigley’s Chewing Sweet and Lifesavers:

Copland800 - Wrigleys, Lifesavers

 

And the row of Tip Top Toffee, Mac Robertson Milk Kisses and Fruit Bon Bons, Jester Toffee, Talky Toffee and (my personal favourite) Minties:

David Copland - Tins of lollies

 

David Copland and Co. were located next to Hunter Bros. (across from the Wagga Court House) and was one of Wagga’s premier general stores for many years.  If you’re interested in reading more about the business, check out our “At the Archives” stories on David Copland and Co. and the Copland Family over on our website.

Fitzmaurice Street, c.1900, showing David Copland and Co. store front.
The corner of Fitzmaurice Street and Sturt Street (then, Little Gurwood Street), showing David Copland and Co, c.1900.

 

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