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- A Place & Date Depicted St Kilda, Australia
Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, 'One Pole Big Top' Tent with People, Wagons, Bicycles outside, St Kilda, 1900-1910 Reg. No: MM 111163
- Description Of Content:
- A 'one pole', 'Big Top' tent in suburban area- people, wagons and bicycles outside.
This photograph of Holden Brothers Circus was taken in St Kilda, no later than 1910. This was when Adolphus Holden was running the circus. His granddaughter Melba Ryan remembers: 'The circuses like Perry's, Worth's, Ashton's, etc. would visit St Kilda regularly. 'Everyone had a fixed time table for touring. Any time of the year you would know the circus was in a particular area. To travel 10 miles was a big deal. To travel to another part of the state was an enormous challenge. Holden's Circus might make it as far as Werribee from Kensington with trucks in one day. Everything was so heavily laden that progress was slow. With wagons, progress would have been even slower.'
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
|Tagged with:||holden brothers circus|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||big top tents|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written on front: 'MESSRS HOLDEN BROS, ARTISTIC CIRCUS PROPRIETARY. PHOTO BY GEO WALL ST KILDA PHONE WIND 3573'|
|Organisations Depicted:||Holden Brothers Circus|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1910
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.
|Photographer:||Geo Wall & Co Photographers
Photographer Notes: Professional photographer. Photographer address is probably '131 CHAPEL STREET ST KILDA OPPOSITE BALACLAVA RAILWAY STATION RING UP WINDSOR 3573', which is stamped on another Geo Wall & Co Photographers image: MM 111066 - Digita