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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Holding Baby while Balancing on 'Slack Wire' with Children Watching, early 1940s Image 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
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: performers
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

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