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Digital Photograph - Family Celebrating Girl's First Birthday in Kitchen, Fitzroy, 1978 Image Reg. No: MM 110034

Colour photograph showing Emily Mierisch's first birthday party at 24 Westgarth Street in Fitzroy, 1978. Emily is being held by her mother, Christine, with her father, Robert, standing next to them. They are standing in front of their family kitchen, by the wall that Christine demolished 2 years before, when renovating, as shown in image MM110038. Family members are in the background. The orchid on the bench bloomed on Emily's first birthday, and has become the focus of a family tradition. The family has watched to see if it will bloom every year since.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original colour print.
Statement Of Significance:
This image shows the interior of a newly renovated 1970s house, and also highlights a family celebration and an important event in a family's history: the first child's first birthday in a new family home.
Description Of Content:
A man and a woman holding their baby, with family members behind them in the kitchen.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Emily Mierisch, 2006
Contributed by Mierisch family
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: birthday parties, families, furniture, kitchens
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Birthdays
Tertiary Classification: parties
People Depicted: Mierisch, Emily; Mierisch, Christine; Mierisch, Robert
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 21 Aug 1978

Source of Date Depicted: Inscription next to photograph.
Photographer: Unknown

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family member.

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