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- A Place & Date Depicted Mentone, Australia
Digital Photograph - Four Girls in Swimming Costumes, Mentone Beach, 1926 Reg. No: MM 110439
- Description Of Content:
- Four girls in swimming costumes. Three are leaning against a wooden boat and one is kneeling down. There is a boat shed in the background.
This photograph shows Ruth King and three friends at Mentone Beach in their swimming costumes, 1926. Ruth's daughter Gloria remembers that outings like these were an important part of her parents' courtship. Ruth King is second from the right, and is wearing a bathing cap. The photographer, her fiance Chris Lancaster was an artist and not only hand tinted the photographs, but drew decorations and sketches all the way through the album. The early part of the album shows the years Ruth and Chris were courting.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mrs Gloria Sheldon, 2006
- Contributed by Gloria M. Sheldon
|Tagged with:||1890 s, girls swimming, four girls swimming beach, beach, swimwear|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|People Depicted:||King, Ruth; other people unknown|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Mentone, Victoria, Australia, 1926
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate, based on dates of other pages in the photograph album.
|Photographer:||Mr Chris Lancaster|