A VAST bounty of historic photographs has been released through Vincent city council’s local history centre website.
The database lets people search by topic, decade and suburb. We plugged in the topic “animals” and “the 1920s” and found this 1924 photo of Edna Robinson, the youngest member of the WA Hunt Club having joined at age four. Taken on Angove Street, her pony Toby in the picture was her regular means of transport and took her to school each day. The centre’s records say, “on this occasion she was made to carry a whip and was most unhappy about it. Hence the somewhat surly expression on her face.”
The site’s free for everyone to find hundreds of photos like this at http://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/library, then click on “local history image library”.
by DAVID BELL