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Photograph - Girls Playing 'Tip the Finger' Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Melbourne, 1954-1955 Image Reg. No: MM 104131

Summary:
Black and white photograph depicting a group of approximately seven girls playing 'Tip the Finger' in a government school playground in Melbourne.

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.
Description:
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Shows a group of approximately seven girls playing 'Tip the Finger' in a government school playground in Melbourne. One girl is standing with her back to the others, while they touch her back with their fingers. She is wearing a checked summer school dress, with sandals and socks. An expanse of sealed playground is visible in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dr June Factor
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: children s play, games, schools, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Dr Dorothy 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
Tertiary Classification: games
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955
Photographer: Dr Dorothy Howard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955

Probable photographer.

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