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Photograph - Girls Playing 'Tip the Finger' Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Melbourne, 1954-1955 Reg. No: MM 104131
- 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.
- 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
|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|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955|
|Photographer:||Dr Dorothy Howard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955