26th August 2019

Thanks to Marian for sending in more photos from her stash!

Sample card from the 1960s

Below: a box of Tecpearl shirt buttons. c late 1950s

Tailor’s button:

G. Meakin Bendigo;

Sorry; the button is worn.

George Meakin was a third generation tailor. His grandfather Benjamin (1822-1909) brought the family from London to New South Wales, then to Bendigo in 1857 where he had a tailor’s shop in High Street. George’s father Reuben John (1851-1931) took over the business, then George (1876-1951), all at the same location.

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