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Negative - Premises of Allison Undertakers, Carlton, Victoria, circa 1886 Image Reg. No: MM 8510

Summary:
Negative of the premises of Allison Undertakers at 2 Mitford Cots, Pitt Street, Carlton. Allison Undertakers also had premises at 70 Elgin St, between 1886 and 1888.
Description Of Content:
A woman standing in the gateway of a house which has a sign reading: 'Allison Undertaker & at 70 Elgin Street'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Sandra Holdsworth, 1991
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: gardens, houses, picket fences, servants, undertakers, death mourning
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Undertaking
Organisations Depicted: Undertaker Allison Edward William
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Allison Undertakers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1886

Signage in the photo suggest two locations for Allison Undertakers. Research indicates the likely location in the photograph as 2 Mitford Cots, Pitt S Carlton. The name Allison is only listed at the other address on the sign: 70 Elgin Steet, between 1886 & 1888. Further research shows that an Edward Williiam Allison died in 1887.
References: Sands & McDougall's Melboure Directories: 1885, 1886 p.1077, 1888 p.425 & 1889.
Victoria Births Deaths & Marriages https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search.

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