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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, Duke of York Visit Celebrations, The Druids Float, The Friendly Societies Procession, Melbourne, May 1901 Image Reg. No: MM 111152

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This stereograph shows twin images of the Druids Float, an elaborate horse-drawn float with women in Neo-Classical dress seated on it. It is passing under a painted banner which has been suspended over the street. There are flags and other procession participants in the background.
This stereograph shows the Druids Float, an elaborate horse drawn float with women in Neo-Classical dress seated on it. It forms part of the Friendly Societies Procession, for the Duke of York's visit for Federation celebrations, 1901. It is passing under a painted banner which has been suspended over the street. There are flags and other procession participants in the background. 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
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection, Our Federation Journey - The Celebrations in May 1901
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: parades & street festivals
Original Caption: Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne. The Friendly Societies Procession in Collins Street.
Inscriptions: Front (LHS): Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER, Melbourne. Front (bottom): 3000. Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne. The Friendly Societies Procession in Collins Street. Front (RHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS COPYRIGHT.
People Depicted: unknown
Organisations Depicted: The Friendly Societies of Victoria
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1901

Date of photograph based on date of the Duke of York's visit to Australia for Federation in May 1901.
Photographer: George Rose

Professional photographer.
References: http://www.aph.gov.au/exhibitions/pogg/opening/royal_visit.htm accessed 23 November 2009.

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