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Harry Jacob’s shop

Harry Jacob’s shop

Harry Jacob ran a tobacconist and hairdressing shop in Queen Street, Masterton, in the 1950s. His shop was a booking office for New Zealand Railways and he also took photographic films for developing. His advertisement that ‘pipe smoking means cheaper smoking’ was based on the high duty on roll-your-own cigarette papers.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - General stores, bookshops and tobacconists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21230/harry-jacobs-shop (accessed 23 March 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016