Author: Tara Oldfield
Senior Communications Advisor
NOTE the festival has been postponed but we can still enjoy these fabulous photographs...
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival takes place in March each year providing an opportunity to celebrate all the food and wine that Melbourne has to offer. Events range from cake displays, wine tasting, vegan dinners and much much more.
To get your taste buds going we've searched our Public Transport Photo Collection for the many food and drink brands and products being advertised around 100 years ago (circa 1920s- circa 1939) on train station billboards across Victoria. Some familiar brands like SPC and White Crow appear, as do a few less recognisable products like the old Robur Tea. Also of note is that alcoholic beverages were being touted as health products, for instance Abbots Lager 'for health'. All feature beautiful artwork, including by the famous Percy Trompf, well known for his commercial travel posters.
Hungry, thirsty, yet? Check out the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival program here.
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