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Picnic at Langi Ghiran 1904 - Large group of People at a Picnic at Langi Ghiran, near Ararat, 1904

From the Collection of Ararat & District Historical Society operating the Langi Morgala Museum 48 Queen Street Ararat Victoria

Description
Black-and-white photo mounted on cardboard. The photograph is torn away in several places, but most of the details of the large group of people is still very clear.
Size
15cm*20cm
Object Registration
4197.15
Keywords
clothing, leisure, 1904, ararat, langi-ghiran, picnic, leisure-activities, picnickers
Historical information
This is a photo of a very large group of people at the Langi Ghiran Picnic Grounds in 1904. The photo, which scales up quite well, provides information about leisure wear and leisure activities in the Ararat area at this time. Unfortunately names are not available for any of the participants. There is little or no information in the photo about the picnic grounds themselves.
When Made
1904
Made By
Maker not known
Significance
This photo is of local signficance (Langi Ghiran and the Ararat disctrict). Although the photo is physically damaged, the detail in most of the photo is still very clear, and scales-up well, giving information on clothing and leisure activities. The fact that the date and the donor are known adds to its significance; but the lack of names of the participants detracts from it somewhat.
Inscriptions & Markings
The subject of the photo is inked on to the back: "Picnic Grounds / Langi Cheryn[sic: should be Langi Ghiran] 1904".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM