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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Holding Baby while Balancing on 'Slack Wire' with Children Watching, early 1940s Reg. No: MM 111179
- Description Of Content:
- A man holding a baby while balancing on a 'slack wire'- children watch him.
This photograph shows Francis Holden holding one of his sons and balancing on a 'slack wire' in the early 1940s. According to the family: 'The children in the background would be the local children, gathered around. The kids would always come to have a look while the circus was in town. Francis would have been practicing at the time. Doris Holden took the photograph, like always. Francis taught himself the slack wire, could ride a bike and juggle, and play with a hoop on it.' The location is unknown.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
|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|
|People Depicted:||Holden, Francis; Holden, unknown baby; unknown children|
|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|