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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'A Pair of Drawers', Comical Stereograph, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 111149

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This stereograph shows twin images of a man appearing to pull a tooth from a grimacing woman's mouth, while another man in the foreground is bent over with a weight. A pair of 'drawers'- women's underwear- hang on the line behind them.

This stereograph shows two men apparently trying to remove ('draw') a tooth from a grimacing woman, in a suburban backyard. A pair of 'drawers' hangs on the line behind them. This stereograph came from a collection of Melba Ryan's grandparents, Josephine and Martin Nowlan. A lot of them were bought around Federation as souvenirs. They were passed down to Melba's mother, Doris Holden, who passed them down to her.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
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: Amusements
Tertiary Classification: stereographs
Original Caption: A Pair of Drawers
Inscriptions: Front (LHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWs COPYRIGHT. Front (bottom) 888. A Pair of Drawers. Front (RHS): Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER, Melbourne.
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

Source of Date Depicted: Assistant curator's estimate, based on clothing.
Photographer: George Rose

Professional photographer.

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