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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'And They Made It Hotter Still!', Comical Stereograph, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 111157

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This stereograph shows twin images of a comical scene of three men playing cards and gambling, possibly cheating holding cards between their toes. The men appear to have their skin painted dark.

This stereograph 'And They Made It Hotter Still!' shows a comical scene of three men playing cards and gambling, possibly cheating holding cards between their toes. There is a 'dialogue box' below them that reads: 'Mr Big Toe: It beats me how yo' can play wid' yo shoes on dis warm night!/ Mr Bunion: I caint stand the heat nohow- eh Mr Lamb!/ Mr Big Toe (gripping the ace): The humidity am perspiratin'. Anodder bob Mr Lamb?' 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: And They Made It Hotter Still!
Inscriptions: Front (LHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS COPYRIGHT. Front (bottom): 896 And They Made it Hotter Still! Front (RHS) Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER, Melbourne.
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Date Depicted: circa 1900

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

Professional photographer.

Comments

Tom Mohr Posted on 16 Sep 2012 10:42 PM
Doubt that Geo. Rose was the photographer. This is one of 3 variants of this image published by Geo. Rose's Company.
The image was most likely 'pirated' from Kilburn (USA) although there may have been some arrangement for Rose to publish Kilburn views. The Kilburn view has the same tiltle number.

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