About this object

When peace was declared at the end of the war it came as a huge relief after five long years of fighting and devastating losses. Celebration and reflection were expressed in many ways. Lewis's, a large department store chain with headquarters in Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, rewarded its loyal employees with a generous week's wages.

The text on this wage packet reads:

'One Week's Salary in
Celebration of Peace, 1919.
To Miss Grogan
With compliments of Lewis's Ltd.'

Ethel Grogan worked in the china department.

Object specifics

  • Title
    One week's salary in celebration of Peace 1919 to Miss Grogan with compliments of Lewis's Ltd
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2013.78.30
  • Type
    Wage packet
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1919
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    103 mm x 60 mm x 1 mm
  • Related people
    Lewis's Ltd (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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