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Digital Photograph - Girl in 'Flora Dora' Style Hat, Melbourne circa 1900 Reg. No: MM 110680
- Description Of Content:
- Studio portrait of girl in elaborately flowered hat.
This photograph shows Hilda Jeffreys in a 'Flora Dora' hat, Melbourne, circa 1900. According to the family 'In the late 1880s a musical came to Melbourne called 'Flora Dora'. It was very popular and a lot of young people formed a 'Flora Dora' Society and would sing and dance the numbers from the show. Hilda Jeffreys was a keen member and met her husband at one of these meetings. The society went on picnics and boat rides and always wore these fancy hats and parasols.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Ian Johnson, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Ian Johnson
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Female - Individuals|
|Inscriptions:||Front: Yeoman Opp. Eastern Market, Bourke St, MELB Reverse: Hilda / Jeffreys / c 1900|
|People Depicted:||Jeffreys, Hilda|
|Organisations Depicted:||Flora Dora Society|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Place Depicted Notes: Photography studio, opposite the Eastern Market.
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate based on family knowledge of when the 'Flora Dora' theatre production was staged in Melbourne, and the date when the subject of the photograph met her husband. This meeting was at a Flora