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Digital Photograph - Woman in Elaborate Head Dress, Melbourne, circa 1889 Image Reg. No: MM 110605

Photograph of a studio portrait of Alice Mary Watson. It was taken at Vita Portrait Studio, which was located at 125 Swanston St between 1889 and 1900. Between 1885 -1889 the studio was listed at 77 Swanston St.
Description Of Content:
Studio portrait of a woman wearing a large head turban style head-dress in studio portrait. She is seated on a chaise lounge.

This is a studio portrait of Alice Mary Watson, Melbourne, circa 1889.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Miss Eve Greenhatch, 2006
Contributed by the Greenhatch Family
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: Elvie's Father's Mother
People Depicted: Watson, Alice Mary
Organisations Depicted: Vita Studio
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1889
Photographer: Unknown
References: Davies, A. The Mechanical Eye in Australia p. 246.


Anita Ward-Mead Posted on 23 Sep 2011 12:21 PM
I have a portrait taken of my Great Grandad. I have been studying him for a year. It's the only one I know of at this stage. Vita Studios, 125 Swanton st. Melbourne. Hopefully his name his Robert Topham Ward. Could have owned a Barber shop in high St St Kilda 1900's. Also a tobacconist and also and orchardist. I have no date as yet on the pic taken. Regards Anita Ward-Mead.
Sue Posted on 21 Apr 2012 5:10 PM
Has anyone noticed that Julia Roberts looked like her.

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