Category Archives: Advertising

Arnott’s Living Pictures – Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – 122 Union Street Erskineville – A Girl Who Loves The Biscuits

Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – the beautiful daughter of Mrs. Cronin – of 122 Union Street Erskineville was featured in newspapers around Australia for several years as ‘One of Arnott’s Living Pictures’ – appearing for the first time in print towards the end … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Living Pictures – Edna May McEnerney -“Adaville” – Victoria Street Erskineville

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate Friday, 2 June 1916 The lovely daughter of Mrs. McEnerney made her appearance as ‘An Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits Girl’ in 1916. Advertisements featuring young Edna May McEnerney appeared in newspapers around Australia from about … Continue reading

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Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills – Mr. John Loaney – A permanent cure after three years’ suffering

‘Doan’s Pills cure aching back, rheumatic pains, gravel, swelling of the limbs, impure blood, dizzy spells, sleeplessness, irregular heart, and counteract the harmful effects of beer, spirits and tea.’ Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills brought peace and health to Mr. … Continue reading

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Don’t Neglect Your Skin! – Mr Albert Nutt – Tortured By Chilblains

‘Don’t neglect your skin! Rub Zam-Buk in and avoid winter skin troubles.’ Mr. Albert Nutt, of 65 Ashmore Street Erskineville could no longer attend work for the pain he experienced in his feet from chilblains. Mr. Nutt’s mother let a … Continue reading

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Scott’s Emulsion – Dorothy Downes – A long and continually increasing record of mothers’ successes

In 1909 advertisements appeared around Australia telling the story of little Dorothy Downes of 7 George Street Erskineville (now 7 Charles Street Erskineville). From around May to November 1909 the following story was published of the return to health of the daughter … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuit Children – Phillip and Hurbert Webb

In 1922 and again in 1924 Phillip Carlyle Webb and Hurbert John Webb of 14 Victoria Street Erskineville, aged 5 years 9 months and 3 years 5 months respectively appeared as ‘Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuit Children’ in two substantial illustrated advertisements. Searches … Continue reading

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A Startling Incident! Miraculous Escape and Salvation of a Railway Guard

‘Five to ten drops of “Fishers Phospherine” in water after meals is the greatest aid to digestion known.’ Mr. George Bewley of “Trelawney” Erskineville was in a shocking state before consuming four bottles of Fisher’s Phospherine (and a bottle of Fisher’s … Continue reading

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A Sydney Housewife’s Dreadful Bilious Bouts

‘Could not keep food on her stomach – Tortured by back pains – Heart affected – Laid up for days together, and life was a burden.’ BILE BEANS RESTORE PERFECT HEALTH Poor Mrs. Charlotte Moore – suffering an affliction of … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Living Pictures – Alice May Edwards – 9 Lambert Street Erskineville

  The Arnott’s celebrates 150 years website describes the ‘Living Pictures’ advertising campaign as running from 1892 until the 1950s and as having involved tens of thousands of proud mums sending in testimonials with portraits and photographs of their well–fed babies. The lucky few would … Continue reading

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Nature’s Danger Signals – Mother Seigel’s Syrup

‘There is no form of indigestion or biliousness that will not yield to Mother Seigel’s Syrup.’ Mr. Thomas Butler of 41 Flora Street Erskineville suffered horribly from severe indigestion and stomach cramp before finding relief from a bottle of Mother … Continue reading

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