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- A Place & Date Depicted Thomastown, Australia
Digital Photograph - Groomsmen Preparing for Wedding with Beer & a Live Chicken, Backyard, Thomastown, 1971 Reg. No: MM 110984
- Description Of Content:
- Group of 5 men and 2 boys in a backyard of a house. The men are wearing suits, holding beer and a live chicken.
This photograph shows Todorce Spasevski as the best man in a wedding, and the groom, and other members of the family, Thomastown, 1971. Todorce Spasevski is holding a live chicken, which he will be taking to the bride's house to kill in honour of her as a virgin. This is a Macedonian custom.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mrs Mary Sparrius, 2006
- Contributed by Mrs Mary Sparrius
|Tagged with:||celebrations, families, rituals, weddings|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Cultural & Social Life|
|Original Caption:||Best Man|
|Inscriptions:||1971 / Best man / Thomastown|
|People Depicted:||Spasevski, Todorce; (surname unknown), Peco; other people unknown|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Thomastown, Victoria, Australia, 1971
Source of Date Depicted: Inscription on back of photograph.