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English, Russell

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  • Description
    Collection of ephemera produced by John Court Limited, a prominent Auckland department store founded by John Court in 1905. Included in this collection are Christmas greeting cards, featuring impressive examples of Art Deco design. Central to the design is the use of the swastika. In the early 20th century, the swastika was commonly used as a symbol of good fortune and well being, before Nazi Germany turned it into a symbol of evil.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    EPH-2008-2
  • Collection area
  • Record richness

Catalogue

  • Catalogue title
    English, Russell
  • Identifiers
    EPH-2008-2  (Reference Number)
  • Period
  • Description
    Collection of ephemera produced by John Court Limited, a prominent Auckland department store founded by John Court in 1905. Included in this collection are Christmas greeting cards, featuring impressive examples of Art Deco design. Central to the design is the use of the swastika. In the early 20th century, the swastika was commonly used as a symbol of good fortune and well being, before Nazi Germany turned it into a symbol of evil.
  • Contains
    10 items in this collection. View all items.
  • Physical description
    1 folder
  • Production
    Court, John (Creator)
    John Court Limited (Corporate Entity)
    Auckland, New Zealand  (Place of occurrence)
  • Subject
  • Availability
    Copyright undetermined - untraced rights owner  (Copyright)
  • Citation
    English, Russell,1913-1983,EPH-2008-2

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