Historical information

Teacher Ellen Sweeney at rear. A former student of the school from 1879 (age 4) to 1889, Ellen was a teacher at Eltham State School from 1891-1898. She returned in 1915 until her marriage to William Hooley of Casterton at St Marys, Eltham, Tuesday, April 24, 1923.

Based on Ellen Sweeney's hairstyle, the date is more likely to be in the earlier 1890s

Thomas Tennant, photgrapher operated from 116 Johnston Street, Collingwood from c.1891 through to 1900.

PANEL 1875-1920
Panels began to be produced around 1875, and were particularly suited, because of their larger size, for capturing family, or even larger, groups. They measured 8.5 by 6.5 inches (22 cm x 16.5 cm).
- Frost, Lenore; Dating Family Photos 1850-1920; Valiant Press Pty. Ltd., Berwick, Victoria 1991

Physical description

PANEL - approximately 8.5 by 6.5 inches (22 cm x 16.5 cm).
Digital file only, scanned from album in private collection