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Negative - Maysbury Residence, Northcote, Victoria, 1892 Image Reg. No: MM 8203

Group of four women posed outside the Booth's residence, Maysbury, in Northcote, Victoria, December 1892. Group includes Mrs Sibthorp (?), Bella, servant, second servant, and M H Haldane. Photograph taken by Thomas Beckett. The original glass plate of this image is numbered MM 030088.

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:
Four female servants in front of the entrance to 'Maysbury'. They are standing on the verandah and there are vines growing along the trellis.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: domestic environment, gardens, houses, servants, trellises, verandahs
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making 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: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: exteriors
People Depicted: Sibthorp, Mrs; Haldane, M.H.
Organisations Depicted: 'Maysbury'; Booth Family
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Northcote, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1892

Sands & McDoudall Directories indicate that a Reverend Caleb Booth and Mrs Eleanor Booth lived at Lawry Steet, Northcote between 1885 & 1895. The only other two Booths in Northcote at the time were a storeholder/draper in Charles Street and a John Booth who is recorded only between 1892 and 1894 in Hutton Street.
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1892
References: Sands & McDougall's Melbourne Directories: 1885 p.216, 1892 p.368, 1893 p.610, 1895 p.34? & 1896 p.344.

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