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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man in 'Cowboy' Hat Spinning a Lasso in Showground, Royal Melbourne Show Ground, Ascot Vale, circa 1910 Reg. No: MM 111161
- Description Of Content:
- A man in a 'cow-boy' hat spinning a lasso in Showgrounds, with a roofed audience 'grand-stand' behind him. The photograph is hand-tinted.
This photograph shows Ernie Holden, rope spinning at the Royal Show Grounds, Ascot Vale, circa 1910. His daughter Melba Ryan remembers: 'At Show time, Ernie was always engaged to perform in the main arena. Living in Kensington, it was only walking distance to the Show Grounds. Ernest Holden's show name was 'Ernie Gordon'. A well-known South African group of flyers came over to Australia, called the Flying Jordons. Ernest liked the name and changed it slightly.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
|Tagged with:||holden brothers circus, circuses|
|Themes this item is part of:||Holden Brothers Circus, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Secondary Classification:||Performing Arts - Circuses|
|People Depicted:||Holden, Ernie|
|Organisations Depicted:||Holden Brothers Circus; Melbourne Showgrounds|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 1920s
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.
|Photographer:||Mrs Doris Holden
|Organisation Depicted:||Holden Brothers Circus, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910|