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Digital Photograph - Girl with Teddy Bear 'Edward Bruin' in Backyard, Mitcham, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 110831

Description Of Content:
An infant girl standing, while her teddy bear sits on wooden seat, in back yard.

This photograph shows Margaret Elizabeth Spall aged 2 with her teddy bear 'Edward Bruin' in the family backyard in Mitcham, 1957. Margaret's parents had lived in 2 different flats, in St Kilda Rd and in Armadale, but they were desperate to find a house of their own after World War II. Margaret had been unwell as a baby and the neighbours complained about her crying. This little house in Mitcham, then a rural area, with no electricity was all they could afford. There was a kerosene refrigerator, an unmade road, septic tank and the woman down the end of the street still drove a horse and cart.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Margaret Swan, 2006
Contributed by Ms Margaret Swan
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Animal Toys
Tertiary Classification: bears
Inscriptions: Wattle Valley Road Mitcham, 1957 Margaret Elizabeth Spall and her teddy bear 'Edward Bruin'.
People Depicted: Spall, Margaret Elizabeth
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Mitcham, Victoria, Australia, 1957
Photographer: Unknown

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.

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