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Photograph - Dark Town Wedding 1922

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Photograph of a fund-raising bicycle ride in High Street, Kew in 1922. Donated by Alva Allen in 1987.
148 x 105 mm
Object Registration
fund-raising - kew (vic), parades - kew (vic)
Historical information
A photograph of a fund-raising procession from 1922. The now politically incorrect use of black face by the participants and the naming of the card has been included on Victorian Collections as representing the values of the period.
When Made
The subject matter and original description is interesting as a reflection of social values by white Australians in the 1920s.
Inscriptions & Markings
Dark Town Wedding 1922
Bride Bert Williams, Groom Mrs Stromach, Father Jack Allen, Best man ***, Pastor Snowy Raymond, Man on Penny Farthing Don Allen, won the Sun Office prize for the best decorated bike. Also in picture Ray Allen, Lawrie Allen. Don riding in procession. Ava Allen almost ***
Picture taken in High Street Kew in 1922
*** riding in procession
Last updated
6 Apr 2020 at 1:50PM