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The photograph is captioned, ‘Ballet, St. Aidan’s Maroubra Annual Ball’. The event, which was advertised in the Social Diary of the Week column of The Sydney Morning Herald, was held in the Mark Foy’s Empress Ballroom on the 27th of July, 1938.
There is no information about this performance but at least half of the girls seem to be dressed as Little Bo Peep.
Tom T. Lennon, was a commercial photographer whose studio was at 64 Victoria Road, Drummoyne. The 1796 negatives in the Powerhouse Museum Tom Lennon archive are largely of balls and dinners held in Sydney, but also include weddings, funerals, work events, parties, portraits, pets, fashion, horse races, and various places and events. Many images from the Tom Lennon archive have been posted previously on Photo of the Day.
Post by Kathy Hackett, Photo Librarian
Photography by Tom Lennon
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