So many little faces. . .
Garden and wall of the Old Curiosity Shop, Ballarat, Australia, ca. 1895, via Museum Victoria.
“Little girls would bring their broken dolls to Mr Warwick for him to mortar into this wall,” according to the museum’s online catalogue.
The photo (and the one below) were contributed by Mrs Wilma Mahoney to The Biggest Family Album of Australia project.
Mr. and Mrs. Warwick in the garden of their Old Curiosity Shop, ca. 1895.
The queen poses in her side-yard kingdom with her horses and doll-courtiers, 1925, Euston District, New South Wales, via Museum Victoria.
Contributed by Beryl Leslie to “The Biggest Family Album of Australia” project.
Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. . .
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another nice backyard scene via Museum Victoria: John and George Lee with push mowers, September 1956, Greensborough, near Melbourne, Australia.
The photo was contributed by Mrs. Brenda Lee to The Biggest Family Album of Australia project.
Gerald Brocklesby of Blackburn (near Melbourne), Australia, jumps over the sprinkler in his family’s backyard, January 17, 1953, via Museum Victoria.
The photo was contributed by Mr Mark Brocklesby as part of the museum’s Melbourne’s Biggest Family Album project in 2006.
Fair seed-time had my soul. . .
— William Wordsworth, from “The Prelude“