The theme photo this week gives a chance to show a sweet photo from a family album.
Early 1900s, small town, country Victoria = make your own entertainment. Church socials, sport competitions, card nights and dances were all important ways for a community to relax. The Phelans and the Sims families lived in a town called Mitiamo and were members of the Methodist Church there so it follows that they would participate in church concerts or Pleasant Sunday Afternoons.
Annie Phelan nee Sims, seen here on the left, and friends have dressed up as the 'Three Little Maids' (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti-Sing) from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, but I can't guarantee that they actually sang the famous song 'Three little maids from school are we'.
|Three little maids, Mitiamo, 1920s|
A great picture all right!ReplyDelete
We grew up in the country too - maybe that's why we were all into the dress ups and parades and...
What an adorable photo!ReplyDelete
A lovely picture and story.ReplyDelete
Darling photo. Do you think someone was in town performing theReplyDelete
Mikado and let them dress up?
Interesting. I have no photographs of my parents or grandparents dressed up for a play or show or anything.ReplyDelete
I loved the Mikado and these are beautiful maids.ReplyDelete
There seems to have been a craze for dressing up in Mikado costumes in the early 1900s. Nice to see another example.ReplyDelete
Oh I hope they did - now you've set me off and I'll be singing it all day! A charming photo.ReplyDelete
Well they look the part even if they didn't sing.ReplyDelete
My first sight of Three Little Maids was at a boys school - somehow they didn't look the same.ReplyDelete
What a happy photo, and story, thanks.ReplyDelete
Wonderful : it is fascinating that two or three people have gone with a Gilbert and Sullivan theme this week.ReplyDelete
What a great find!!ReplyDelete
And I'll too be singing it all day,
in my head only...
Great costumes - very authentic.ReplyDelete