Fascinating images from FJ archive

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[box]We would like to thank Warrnambool artist Glenn Morgan for sharing these extraordinary images of the Fletcher Jones’ story with Bluestone Magazine. The images, given to Glenn by the late David Jones,¬†capture the FJ manufacturing story from the early 1900s through to the 1980s. Here follows just a sample from the dozens of images provided to Glenn. You can return to that story here.[/box]

Opening 3
Sea views: The grand opening of the Fletcher Jones factory at Warrnambool in 1948.
Between Mt Gambier and Penola 1923
Just begging to be interpreted by Glenn Morgan: Fletcher Jones on the road between Mt Gambier and Penola 1923.

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WW 2 Window III
A classic World War II window display in the Fletcher Jones Man’s Shop.
Truck 1920
On the road in 1920: Fletcher Jones began his clothing empire as a travelling salesman.
Parade 30s - 2
Scenes from a Fletcher Jones fashion parade in Warrnambool in the 1930s.
Trade Exhibition
The Fletcher Jones display at a Melbourne trade exhibition: and the models are real!
B ball Team 1946
The Fletcher Jones basketball team in 1946. Do you recognise any of these faces? If so, Glenn Morgan would love to know!
Garden 1954
Smaller than today, but radiant. The Fletcher Jones factory and gardens at Pleasant Hill in 1954.
WW2 window
Another ‘call to action’ window display in the Fletcher Jones Man’s Shop during World War 2.
Jan 1960 - 2
Mad Men eat your heart out: an advertising image from Fletcher Jones in the 1960.
Window - 6
What you can do with a well presented shirt…or several. The window displays in the Man’s Shop were as memorable as the clothing itself.
B Ball Premiers 45
Premiers: The Fletcher Jones basketball team took the crown in 1945. Do you know any of these faces?
Window - 4
Pure style. A striking display of men’s evening wear at the Man’s Shop.
Main Sewing Room
Heads down in the main sewing room at the newly opened Fletcher Jones factory, Pleasant Hill, in the late 1940s.
Minstrel Party 50s
Minstrel parties were quite common in the 1950s – Fletcher and Rena Jones are pictured in the centre of this staff photo from 1950.
Jack Grayson - Wbool Shop
A man identified as Jack Grayson outside the former Fletcher Jones shop on Raglan Parade, Warrnambool. The stylish shop unfortunately no longer exists.
MC room 1948
Young migrants were among the earliest workers at the Fletcher Jones factory after it opened in 1948.
Xmas Part 1950 II
The annual Fletcher Jones’ Christmas party became legendary: here is a snap from the 1950 event. Do you recognise any of these faces? Most would now be aged in their 60s and 70s.
jones gardens
Picture perfect: the Fletcher Jones gardens, factory and silver ball looking at their best in the early 1970s. The ball is 50 years old next year.

[box]If you can help identify any of the people in these photos, please drop a comment in the comments box below and we can pass the information on to Glenn. [/box]