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Digital Photograph - Woman in Cloche Hat, Seated, Lounge Room, Sandringham, circa 1920 Image Reg. No: MM 110342

Description Of Content:
Woman in cloche hat, seated in a lounge room. She is holding a closed umbrella, sitting by a fur wrap and there are ornaments and pictures in the background.

This photograph shows Emily Brearley, in the family lounge room, Sandringham, about 1920. 'Em' Brearley was the wife of Fred Brearley. According to the family, Fred was very interested in ceramics and collected some 'good' pieces. The china owl in the back of the photograph was given to their niece Nancy Gallagher after they died. The photograph was probably taken at their family home 'Sunnyside' in Sandringham. Fred and Em lived with Em's parents, Jim and Amelia Fletcher for a long time after World War I. Fred's brother in law Stan Fletcher also chose to settle on the same street.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Nancy Gallagher, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Nancy Gallagher
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Female - Individuals
Tertiary Classification: adults
Inscriptions: Notice the china owl and donkeys in the background Nancy Gallagher (nee Fletcher) received the owl.
People Depicted: Brearley, Emily
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

Source of Date Depicted: Assistant curator's estimate, using clothing and hat.
Photographer: Mr Stanley Fletcher

Photographer Notes: The contributor thinks that the photographer was probably Stanley Fletcher.

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