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- A Place & Date Depicted Mitcham, Australia
Digital Photograph - Girl with Teddy Bear 'Edward Bruin' in Backyard, Mitcham, 1957 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
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Animal Toys|
|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|
Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: Family friend.