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Digital Photograph - Boy Jumping Over Rotating Sprinkler, Backyard, Blackburn, 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 110316

Black and white photograph featuring Gerald Brocklesby jumping over the sprinkler in the back garden of his family home at Blackburn, on 17 January 1953.The Brocklesby children often played in the sprinkler in the backyard to seek relief from the summer heat.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file, copied from original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Boy in swimming costume jumping over rotating sprinkler attached to a garden hose on the lawn in a backyard. Trees are in the background and a woodpile sits against a wooden fence at back right.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Mark Brocklesby, 2006
Contributed by Mr Mark Brocklesby
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: backyards, children s play, gardens, lawns, leisure, sprinklers, water, woodpiles, shopping centres
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Play
Tertiary Classification: water
Inscriptions: 1663 17.1.53
People Depicted: Brocklesby, Gerald Peter
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Blackburn, Victoria, Australia, 17 Jan 1953

Source of Date Depicted: Inscription on album page.
Photographer: Mr Mark Brocklesby


priscilla Nielsen Posted on 20 Nov 2009 1:01 PM
Beautiful images, are they high res? Say 300dpi at 20cm wide?
Are they available for use on bookcovers?
thanks Priscilla
Discovery Centre Posted on 18 Dec 2009 1:48 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Carolyn, we certainly do provide images for commercial use and most are available at high res. Discovery Centre at Museum Victoria coordinates all requests for images owned by Museum Victoria as well as those that appear in our exhibitions, publications and websites. To request an image click on the 'Ask the experts' link above and then on 'Image Requests' in the menu at left. Before submitting your request, please read our image request guidelines.

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