Photograph - Girl Playing 'See-Saw' String Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Australia, 1954-1955 Image Reg. No: MM 104122

Black and white photograph depicting a close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'See-Saw'.

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:
Close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'See-Saw'. She has a loop around each of her middle fingers, one loop in her mouth and another is being held by a second person. She has a dark piece of cloth across her chest to show the string more clearly. She has freckles across her nose and forehead and is smiling towards the camera.
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 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
Tertiary Classification: games
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Depicted: Australia, 1954-1955
Photographer: Dr Dorothy Howard, Australia, 1954-1955

Probable photographer.

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