This corner store was owned by Ernest Clayton in the 1920s. Note the neighbouring Hair Salon. Image: NSW State Archives.
Dressed in a suit and tie, a man leans on the windowsill of a grocery store, as a young girl and her dog wait at the entrance.
Perhaps the trio have accompanied the woman you can faintly see inside, who may be picking up some ingredients for dinner. The shop was owned by Ernest Clayton, who worked hard to build up his small business on the corner of Alfred and Fitzroy St.
Next door, Mr O’Connor runs the local Hairdresser and Tobacconist, offering ladies and gents cuts in a “hygienic saloon”, where children’s haircuts were a specialty.