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Photograph - Girls Playing 'Statues' Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Melbourne, 1954 Reg. No: MM 104130
- Black and white photograph depicting a group of 12 girls, posing while playing 'Statues' in a government school playground in Melbourne in 1954.
It is one of a group of photographs probably taken by American folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard while she was studying children's games and playlore in Australia under a Fulbright research grant,1954-1955. Her photographs and research have become part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection at Museum Victoria - part of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
- Black and white photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Shows a group of 12 girls, posing while playing 'Statues' in a government school playground in Melbourne in 1954. The playground has a sealed surface, with lines, large dots and crosses marked on it. A wood and wire mesh fence and mature pine and oak trees are in the background. The girls are wearing summer dresses and cardigans.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Dr June Factor
|Tagged with:||children s play, games, schools, making history - australian childrens folklore|
|Themes this item is part of:||Dr Dorothy Gray Mills Howard (1902-1996), Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Play & Childlore|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954|
|Photographer:||Dr Dorothy Howard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954