Historical information

This is a c.11 Feb 1920 wedding photo of Tom and Daisy, given to an Uncle Jim. The last name of the subjects is not known, but may be a relative of Mary Norman-Bail.

Significance

This is one of a collection of several hundred photos, books, documents and teaching aids donated to Langi Morgala Museum by Jessica Norman-Bail (or by her estate). Almost all the collection relates to Jessica's mother, the photographer, artist and educator Mary Norman-Bail, and to Mary Norman-Bail's Pathfinder School, which was located in Ararat for several years in the first half of the twentieth century. In total, the Norman-Bail collection provides an illuminating picture of the unique Pathfinder school, though much of the collection is yet to be analysed. The Langi Morgala Norman-Bail collection is of local signficance; but further research into the collection, and into Norman-Bail's work and ideas, may enhance the significance further.

Physical description

Black-and-white photo mounted on cardboard. There is an Inscription on the back from the subjects to their Uncle.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription on back, which is a greeting written in ink in longhand: "To Uncle Jim with best wishes / from Tom and Daisy / 11 2 20" / 1627 [cat.nbr]