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Negative - 'Frank Stephenson Enjoying Afternoon Tea With His Brother', Merrigum, Victoria, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 000122

Summary:
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, she arrived in Merrigum with her family in 1893 and died in 1947.

This is image was used in a narrative sequence in an album Pitts created. This photographic narrative sequence was published as 'Tommy Trick's Adventure' in the 'Melbourne Herald' on 1st January 1924, and constituted Lillian's entry in the newspaper's 'Ideal Holiday Competition'. Lilian did not win a prize with her entry. The photographic narrative was later published as 'Merrigum Frank' by Museum Victoria in 1990.
Description Of Content:
A picnic with Frank Stephenson and his friend in the foreground and four girls in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Frank Pitts, 1985
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: billy cans, cakes, children s play, cups, games, humour, kettles, leisure, picnics picnicking, recreation activities, rural life, toys8, fashions
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Play & Childlore
Tertiary Classification: games
People Depicted: Stephenson, Frank
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Merrigum, Victoria, Australia, 1910
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts, 1910
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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