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Note: This image depicts people wearing 'black face' and is a derogatory depiction of a particular cultural group. Such activities are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.

Photographic negative of four men, known as the 'Sundowners Quartet', referencing through stereotypical costume and black face, people Indigenous to North America (the terms Native American and American Indian are also used by government and cultural institutions in the USA). The photograph was taken in St Kilda, victoria in 1933.

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The 'Sundowners Quartet'. They wear rugs and appear to be dressed as Indians. Swastikas form the pattern on two of the rugs.

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