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This photograph, from the Tom Lennon photographic archive collection, shows four little boys posed in a dance studio. The boys appear to be wearing tap shoes and embroidered on their shirts are the initials ‘TA’. In an era when the idea of physical fitness was gaining popularity, dance classes were an accepted form of recreation and excercise for children. Other photographs in the Lennon collection show groups of dance school students at performances.
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 include images of balls and dinners held in Sydney, weddings, funerals, work events, parties, portraits, pets, fashion, horse races, musicians, dance bands and various places and events 1927-1949. 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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