50 Favorites for Friday #175
In house news, my super modern turquoise velvet sofa with acrylic feet shipped yesterday! I should be able to show it to you within a couple of weeks, although the room will be nowhere near done at that point. I’m having a lot of trouble getting an electrician to hang the ginormous chandelier. If you…
Children in Erskine Place, North Melbourne Australia. Slums. taken by F. Oswald Barnett born in Brunswick, Victoria. A committed Methodist and housing reformer, he led a crusade against Melbourne's inner city slums. In 1936 he was appointed to the Slum Abolition Board and from 1938-1948 he was the vice-chair of the Housing Commission. In this position he attempted to shape compassionate public housing policy.
A collection of photographs taken by William and Archibald Patterson from the top or near the top of the spire belonging to Scots Presbyterian Church on the north west corner of Russell and Collins Streets. These photographs depict Melbourne as it was in 1875. Photos: Patterson Brothers (State Library of Victoria) — in MELBOURNE - 1875 (Patterson Brothers).