Photograph - Girl Playing 'Bridge' or 'French Lace' String Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Australia, 1954-1955 Image Reg. No: MM 104124

Black and white photograph depicting a close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'Bridge' or 'French Lace'.

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 'Bridge' or 'French Lace'. She is holding the string between her thumb and fore- fingers and it is twisted into a lace pattern. She has a piece of dark cloth across her chest to show the string clearly. The corrugated iron and brick walls of the school buildings are in the background, with two boys looking on.
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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