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    1. [AUS-WA] THE WORKBAG SET - PHOTO
    2. Marcelle
    3. Hi List I have a studio post card photo taken, I'm guessing, in the 1920s. There are 8 young girls in the photo dressed in what look like home-made dresses with straps over the shoulders and t-shirt like tops underneath. All the girls are wearing long socks and dancing pumps with laces criss-crossed up the legs. It's addressed to Mrs Bain, my great grandmother and is signed .. The Workbag Set. My great grandmother lived in Midland and the Fremantle areas over the years. The mystery has been driving me mad for years. I hope someone can help and I can send a scan if anyone is interested. Cheers Marcelle

    01/23/2019 11:04:27
    1. [AUS-WA] Re: THE WORKBAG SET - PHOTO
    2. Barbara
    3. There may be a connection https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206654968?searchTerm=%22the%20wor kbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206654968?searchTerm=%22the%20wo rkbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=> &searchLimits= , https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/146139513?searchTerm=%22workbag%2 0set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/146139513?searchTerm=%22workbag% 20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=> &searchLimits= and https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206654023?searchTerm=%22the%20wor kbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206654023?searchTerm=%22the%20wo rkbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=> &searchLimits= However, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245751413?searchTerm=%22the%20wor kbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245751413?searchTerm=%22the%20wo rkbag%20set%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=> &searchLimits= refers to a function held to raise money for the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney. Perhaps 'workbag' refers to costumes made from fabric scraps, rather than those made from fabric specifically purchased for the occasion. Cheers

    01/23/2019 11:35:55
    1. [AUS-WA] Re: THE WORKBAG SET - PHOTO
    2. Marcelle
    3. Thank you so much Barbara; I think you hit the nail right on the head! I kept looking for dance studios/classes etc., never contemplating a carnival or contest. Now all I have to do is to try to locate one or more of the 'girls' or their children as it's a lovely photo and would be nice to have of their particular relative who'd be long gone at this point. Cheers & thanks again, Marcelle

    01/24/2019 01:29:38
    1. [AUS-WA] Re: THE WORKBAG SET - PHOTO
    2. Gail Pascoe
    3. Marcelle Would you like me to put it up on Genealogy WA Facebook Group? About 3,000 members so someone may know something Gail pascoesplace@gmail.com > On 24 Jan 2019, at 2:04 pm, Marcelle <mvs5@westnet.com.au> wrote: > > Hi List > > > > I have a studio post card photo taken, I'm guessing, in the 1920s. There are > 8 young girls in the photo dressed in what look like home-made dresses with > straps over the shoulders > > and t-shirt like tops underneath. All the girls are wearing long socks and > dancing pumps with laces criss-crossed up the legs. > > > > It's addressed to Mrs Bain, my great grandmother and is signed .. The > Workbag Set. My great grandmother lived in Midland and the Fremantle areas > over the years. > > > > The mystery has been driving me mad for years. I hope someone can help and I > can send a scan if anyone is interested. > > > > Cheers > > > > Marcelle > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/aus-wa@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/24/2019 04:36:42
    1. [AUS-WA] Re: THE WORKBAG SET - PHOTO
    2. Marcelle
    3. Hi Gail Yes, that would be great, thanks. I've found out who the girls in the photo are from someone pointing me to Trove. I had looked there over the years but I guess it was still being digitized and over the years I'd forgotten about it until today. Below is the heading of the newspaper the item was in Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA : 1900 - 1954), Friday 23 June 1922 CHURCH OF ENGLAND ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL Workbags (Miss Day) Rosa Aitken, Pearl Cozens, Violet Townsend Cissy Major, Helen Hird, Eva Catherall, (I think this is the girl who sent it..EC) Betty Wilson & Kathleen Day Cheers Marcelle

    01/24/2019 07:34:19