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Many years ago – 1959

Image by Finn Frode (DK)
A typical Danish Christmas Eve in my childhood home. Father has lit the candles, the doors have been opened and the family let in for the traditional dancing and singing around the Christmas tree.
Left to right: Myself disguised as "Yule man", sister Lene, neighbour and occasional nanny Marie, uncle Richard, eldest brother Elon and our father Frode. The picture was shot by brother Leon – and our mother Lily had probably found an excuse for not being on the photo… Home of Lily & Frode Hansen, Kildebr√łnde, Denmark, 24.12.1959.

Analogue photo by Leon Frode Hansen. Scanned and edited by Finn Frode Hansen.
“Street scene with advertising hoardings” but where? Corner of Summerhill and Langrishe Place!

Image by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
This is from our W.D. Hogan collection. We knew it was Dublin, and believed it was December 1922/January 1923 – Robinson Crusoe on at the Queen’s Theatre, Father Christmas on the Heather ad, and heavy wintry looking clothing supports this dating. But we thought the damage to the building in the background was presumably Civil War related, and we were wrong.

It emerged (through some great research by our commenters) that the damage was caused by a fire in which five people died. The location was established as the corner of Summerhill and Langrishe Place in Dublin.
Date: Monday, 8 January 1923 (assuming this photo was taken the day after the fire)
NLI Ref.: HOG91

A group of children hoisted by a crane on board HMAS AUSTRALIA II

 Image by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
This image depicts children in a crate hoisted on board HMAS AUSTRALIA II. The event was the annual children’s Christmas party and was hosted on 6 December 1930. The girl wearing glasses on the left is Miss Rosemary Game, daughter of Sir Philip (Governor of New South Wales) and Lady Gwendolen Game. The boy next to her is possibly her brother Philip Game and the boy far right is possibly her other brother, David Game. The girl with pigtails and wearing a hat is possibly Miss Rosemary Budge, daughter of Sir Harry Budge, Secretary to the Governor, Sir Philip Game.
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.
The ANMM undertakes research and accepts public comments that enhance the information we hold about images in our collection. This record has been updated accordingly.
Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection
Object no. 00034838
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