Life in gardens: not always happy

Two sisters, 1927, Library of New South Wales, flickr

Elizabeth Jolley and sister Madelaine Winifred (having a good cry) in a garden, probably in the English Midlands, 1927, photographer unknown, via State Library of New South Wales on flickr.

Monica Elizabeth Jolley was an English-born author who moved to Western Australia in the late 1950s. In the photo above, the girls were about 5 and 4 years old.  Check out Madelaine’s bunny slippers.