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!!
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:
A box of Smith’s Potato Crisps:
Wrigley’s Chewing Sweet and 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 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.