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Digital Photograph - Two Women & Small Boy, Dressed for Outing, Blackburn, 1943 Image Reg. No: MM 110822

Description Of Content:
Two women standing with a small boy, dressed for an outing. The boy is wearing a cap, and the women are wearing fur stoles and hats.

In this photograph, Winifred Frith and Ann Barnes are dressed up for a rare trip into town, Blackburn, 1943. They lived and worked on the family poultry farm on Blackburn Road, Blackburn. During World War II, petrol was rationed, so when going into town they would take the horse and trap to Box Hill and would stable the horse and then they would take the steam train into Flinders Street. Ann, the woman on the right would always wear an old tattered hat for the trip because when she visited her brother at Banana Alley he would declare 'Oh Ann, you can't be seen in town like that, here's some money go and buy a new hat.' It is family lore that this brother ran an illegal agency, an 'SP book', out of his shop/factory in Banana Alley.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Ann Kriegler, 2006
Contributed by Ms Ann Kriegler
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Relaxation
Tertiary Classification: outings
Inscriptions: Mrs Frith / Nana Barnes / Graeme
People Depicted: Frith, Winifred; Barnes, Anne; Frith, Gareme
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Blackburn, Victoria, Australia, 1943

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the age of the child in the photograph who was born in 1941.
Photographer: Unknown

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