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Negative - George Beckett with Toy Crane, Northcote, Victoria, circa 1894 Image Reg. No: MM 8215

George Beckett sitting with a steam-driven toy crane in the backyard of the family residence at Westbourne Grove, Northcote, circa 1894. Photograph taken by his father Thomas Beckett.

Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
A boy with a toy steam crane. He is seated at a table in a backyard.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: cranes, furnishings, toys
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Child Rearing
Tertiary Classification: play equipment
People Depicted: Beckett, George
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Northcote, Victoria, Australia, circa 1894

The side frame on the toy crane has the date 1894 printed on it.
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, circa 1894

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