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Digital Photograph - Boy in Humpty Dumpty Costume, with his Brother, for Kew Fete, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 110037

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A boy in a papier mache Humpty Dumpty costume, standing next to another little boy.

This photograph shows Robert Mierisch, dressed as Humpty Dumpty for the local fete in Kew in 1954, wearing the costume his father Charles made for an East Kew Sunday school concert. The costume had a steel frame and crepe paper covering. Robert stood in the rain outside the fete to encourage visitors. At the end of the day a neighbour refused to drive Robert home with the wet costume so it was left at the fete. The costume was left out in the rain and was ruined.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Emily Mierisch, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mierisch family
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Dress Ups
Tertiary Classification: costumes
Inscriptions: Reverse, hand-written: 'My brothers from left Colin and Robert is dressed as Humpty Dumpty.'
People Depicted: Mierisch, Robert; Mierisch, Colin
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1954

Source of Date Depicted: Robert Mierisch.
Photographer: Mrs Mavis Mierisch

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