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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Spinning Rope around Three Children, Backyard, Footscray, circa 1925 Image Reg. No: MM 111167

Description Of Content:
A man spinning a rope around three children in a suburban backyard, circa 1925

This photograph shows Ernie Holden of Holden Brothers Circus 'spinning the rope' around his daughter Melba (on the right) with two children, friends of the family, Kensington, circa 1925. Melba believes Ernie is 'dressed up to visit, so the Holden family was probably visiting the Kinnear family. The Kinnear family sold rope, they had a factory in Footscray on Ballarat Road, corner of Gordon Street. They used to export rope as well. Holden's Circus used the rope for spinning, for the tents. The right rope for the right job was very important. Hemp ropes don't spin properly, for example.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: backyards, circuses, families, ropes, 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: performers
People Depicted: Holden, Ernie; Holden, Melba; other children unknown
Organisations Depicted: Holden Brothers Circus
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 1920s

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.
Photographer: Mrs Doris Holden
Organisation Depicted: Holden Brothers Circus, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925

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