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Digital Photograph - The Five Vale Sisters, Melbourne, circa 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 97996

Summary:
This digital image is a copy of an original owned by the Vale Family. The original was taken at Allan Studio in Smith Street c.1890. It features Trissie (Beatrice), Faith, May, Grace and Elsie. May is the most well known of the Vale sisters, as an artist of the Heidelberg school and founding member of various artistic societies. Trissie, an author/poet went on to live in China from 1906 - 1915 and was associated with the League of Nations (the forerunner to the United Nations). Grace was in the first batch of women to graduate from The University of Melbourne's Medical School. She then went on to be the first woman appointed to the N.S.W School and was an active suffragette.
Description:
Sepia image of five women around a small table drinking tea. The central woman is standing.
Description Of Content:
Sepia image of five women around a small table drinking tea. The central woman is standing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Dianne Vale, 2008
Discipline: Technology

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Themes this item is part of: May Vale Timber Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, May Vale (1862-1945)
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Consumption
Tertiary Classification: table settings
Inscriptions: Handwritten on reverse: "VALE SISTERS L - R / Trissie (Beatrice), Faith, May, Grace, Elsie ..." and further text associated with family tree information.
Format: Digital Still Image: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890
Creator: Allan Studios, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890
Person Depicted: Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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