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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'A Lesson in Arithmetic', Comical Stereograph, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 111150

Description Of Content:
This stereograph shows twin images of a girl in a white dress and sun-hat standing with a 'pointer' in front of a black board, mimicking a teacher, in a suburban garden. Two small boys are watching as her 'pupils'.

This stereograph shows a girl with a blackboard and pointer 'teaching' two boys arithmetic in a suburban backyard with toys replicating a play 'school room'. 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 Lesson in Arithmetic
Inscriptions: Front (LHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWs COPYRIGHT. Front (bottom) 895. A Lesson in Arithemtic. 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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