Aug 1, 2017


Do you recognise either of the faces in this photograph?

This photo was kindly donated to the library by Lenore Frost.  ( empirecall.pbworks.com )
We believe it was taken in the period 1910 -1920.

The photograph was taken by Ruth Hollick (1883 - 1977)

Born 17 March 1883 Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Died 7 April 1977 Sandringham, Victoria,

Ruth Hollick was a well-connected and award-winning society photographer based in Melbourne, whose work was exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Hollick's career spanned 70 years, and she is recognised as one of Australia's most successful professional photographers.  (from Australian Women's Register - http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE5986b.htm )



Ruth worked from a studio in her parent's Moonee Ponds home from around the start of WWI before moving to a studio in the city.

For more information on Ruth Hollick:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Hollick
http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hollick-ruth-miriam-10521




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