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Negative - Nancy Pitts in "Butterfly" Costume, by Lilian L. Pitts, Merrigum, Victoria, 1910s Image Reg. No: MM 031213

Part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection. Lilian Pitts photographed, processed and printed her photographs from about 1910. The collection is based on her life in the fruit growing and dairying community of Merrigum, a town west of Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley. Lilian Pitts was born in 1872 and arrived in Merrigum with her family in 1893 and died in 1947.
Description Of Content:
"Merrigum - Nancy Pitts - in "butterfly" costume" portrait of a young girl with a large bow in her hair wrapped in a large sheet of cloth made to look like butterfly wings.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: children s play, fancy dress, fancy dress costumes, headwear, insects, leisure, portraits, recreation activities, rural life, congupna
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Play
Original Caption: Merrigum - Nancy Pitts - in 'butterfly' costume
People Depicted: Pitts, Nancy
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Merrigum, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1920
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts, 1910-1920
References: Melbourne Herald, 1 January 1924, Ideal Holiday Competition
Pitts, Lillian Louisa, 'Merrigum Frank', compiled by Euan McGillivray and Matthew Nickson, Museum of Victoria, South Australia; Griffin Press Limited, 1990.
Cook, Valda Dorothy, 'Unremarkable Women? The Life and Times of Lillian Pitts, Photographer', (Honours Thesis- Monash University), 1992

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