Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Digital Photograph - Girl & Younger Sister Listening to Homemade Crystal Set Radio, Backyard, Brunswick, 1923 Image Reg. No: MM 111115

Black and white photograph showing Jean and Florence 'Dot' Cheers listening to a crystal set radio in the backyard of their family home in Brunswick, on Christmas Day, 1923. The set was made by their brother Ronald Cheers, when he was 20. Florence became a radio announcer known as 'Aunty June'. Florence was 17 at the time of this photograph.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Girl sitting on chair and infant sister standing next to her, listening to home made crystal set radio in the backyard. The radio set is sitting on a wooden chair, which has a piece of cloth draped over it. The backyard is paved with brick, but the girls are on a square patch that has been dug up. A wooden fence is in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dr Christina Cheers, 2006
Contributed by Dr Christina Cheers
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: families, radios, recreation
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Original Caption: Jean & Dot
Inscriptions: Jean & Dot with wireless set Xmas 1923 F/4 2 secs.
People Depicted: Cheers, Jean; Cheers, Florence
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 25 Dec 1923

Source of Date Depicted: Written record kept by photographer.
Photographer: Mr Ronald Cheers

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Similar items

Yes No