Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - E. Way & Company c. 1900 (AD)
Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. The company sold goods including ladies' and children's underclothing, mantles, costumes, millinery and general drapery. This medal claims that it was 'cheapest draper in Sydney'. E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891 and, together with David Jones, became a focus of early twentieth century retail trade in central Sydney. It featured an elaborate facade, entertaining window display and a wide range of merchandise.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
A small silver plated promotional medal (20 mm diameter) giving details of the issuing firm.
Text; 'THE CHEAPEST / DRAPER IN SYDNEY / E.WAY'.
Text 'PITT [S]TREET / SYDNEY / E.WAY / DRAPER'.
E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891and, together with David Jones, became a focus of early twentieth century retail trade in central Sydney. It featured an elaborate facade, entertaining window display and a wide range of merchandise. . -NSW Heritage Office web site http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/docs/A_Lot_In_Store_ch2.pdf. -D. Tout-Smith 9/1/2004.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
post 1890 AD
Obverse: THE CHEAPEST DRAPER IN SYDNEY E.WAY Reverse : PITT [S]TREET SYDNEY E.WAY DRAPER
Type of item
20.5 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.14 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.