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Digital Photograph - Girl in 'Flora Dora' Style Hat, Melbourne circa 1900 Image 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
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: 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
Photographer: Yeoman

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