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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, 'One Pole Big Top' Tent with People, Wagons, Bicycles outside, St Kilda, 1900-1910 Image 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
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
Discipline: History

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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'
People Depicted: unknown
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

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