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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Holding Baby in front of Circus Caravan, in Paddock, early 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 111177

Description Of Content:
A man holding a baby in front of a circus caravan in an open field.

This photograph shows Danny Dealma of Holden Brothers Circus, holding Francis Holden's son Frankie, early 1940s. One of the Holden brothers, Adolphus 'Dolph' jnr or Francis 'Frank', built the caravan behind them. Frank did the painting, including 'Yworrie' on the front. Melba Ryan remembers: 'Caravans in those days made of three ply, with no lining. When it rained or hailed, there was very little between you and the weather.' The location is unknown.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
Discipline: History

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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
Tertiary Classification: accommodation
People Depicted: Dealma, Danny; Holden, Frankie
Organisations Depicted: Holden Brothers Circus
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 1920s

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.
Photographer: Mrs Doris Holden
Organisation Depicted: Holden Brothers Circus, Australia, 1920s


Greg Schirmer Posted on 10 May 2010 7:36 PM
I am told by my mother "Dorothy Schirmer nee Mackenzie" the Flying Gordons Worked the Parallal Bars and there were three of them. Ernie Holden, Francis Holden and My Grandfather Harry Mackenzie.

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