Black and white photograph depicting a close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'Parachute'.

It is one of a group of photographs probably taken by American folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard while she was studying children's games and playlore in Australia under a Fulbright research grant,1954-1955. Her photographs and research have become part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection at Museum Victoria - part of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

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Close up of a young girl demonstrating the string game 'Parachute'. She has the string looped around the fingers of her right hand, and is holding a long loop downwards with her left hand. She has a dark piece of cloth across her chest to show the string clearly. A school shelter shed is visible in the background, containing boys and girls. The children are wearing summer clothing.

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Black and white photograph.

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