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Digital Photograph - Holden Brothers Circus, Man Cleaning Fish with Girl Next to Him, circa 1934 Image Reg. No: MM 111187

Description Of Content:
A man cleaning fish, in front of a cooking fire, with a circus caravan behind him and a little girl standing next to him.

This photograph shows Adolphus Holden of Holden Brothers Circus, circa 1934. He is cleaning fish, and his granddaughter Melba Holden is standing behind him to the left, aged about 7. According to the family, her mother Doris would say 'Come on, be in the photo!' Adolphus' wife 'Nan' (Florence) is visible, cooking with a frying pan at the left. The cast iron 'stove' of bars over the fire was an improvement on cooking straight on the fire. The family remembers the Holdens were great fishermen. 'Once the tent was up, if they were at a beach town they would go fishing and catch fish whenever they could.' The location is unknown.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: holden brothers circus, stanley george o meara
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: campsites
People Depicted: Holden, Adolphus; Holden, Melba; Holden, Florence
Organisations Depicted: Holden Brothers Circus
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1934

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's estimate.
Photographer: Mrs Doris Holden

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