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Negative - Woman & Four Children in a Garden, Victoria, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 132379

Black and white copy negative of a photograph that belonged to Betty Anderson of Kew, and depicts Betty as a child with her family.

Betty (Elizabeth) was the daughter of James Caldwell Anderson and Mary Lloyd Anderson, and grand-daughter of renowned architect Lloyd Tayler. Born in 1889, Betty was one of four siblings, all of whom she outlived. The family lived at 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew, Melbourne. Betty served in the Red Cross during World War I, although details are confined to a nurse's apron and a photograph. She never married, and lived to the age of 92, passing away in 1982.

Betty (and her mother Minnie) had several items of black clothing in this period, which could suggest mourning clothing. Her father and brother had both died in 1915 (their deaths were not related to World War I). Although she was actively involved in World War I, apparently serving as a nurse, Betty never married. It is not known if she lost others to whom she was close during the War.
Black and white large format copy negative of a photograph.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of a woman, three girls and a boy standing in a garden.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elizabeth Brodribb, 1988
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 100 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, women s clothing, death mourning, portraits, children s clothing
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Female & Male - Groups
Tertiary Classification: adults & children
Inscriptions: Piece of paper placed in the frame at the time of image capture; 'HUNT'
Format: Negative - Copy: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Person Depicted: Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Anderson, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1920-1930

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