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Photograph - Girl Playing 'Parachute' String Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Australia, 1954-1955 Reg. No: MM 104123
- Black and white photograph depicting a close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'Parachute'.
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 'Parachute'. She has the string looped around the fingers of her right hand, and is holding a long loop downwards with her left hand. She has a dark piece of cloth across her chest to show the string clearly. A school shelter shed is visible in the background, containing boys and girls. The children are wearing summer clothing.
- 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|
|Date Depicted:||Australia, 1954-1955|
|Photographer:||Dr Dorothy Howard, Australia, 1954-1955