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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Spinning Rope around Three Children, Backyard, Footscray, circa 1925 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
- Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
|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|
|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|