Cabinet card of a man dressed as Robinson Crusoe, 1888
On Monday 30 July 1888 a carnival was held at the Columbia Roller Skating Rink in the Jubilee Exhibition Building, North Terrace, Adelaide. The South Australia Weekly Chronicle, 4 August 1888, reported that over 2,000 persons attended and the floor was reserved for ladies and gentlemen in fancy costume or evening dress and that among the most successful gentlemen's costumes was a "Robinson Crusoe with a gun and umbrella".
Cabinet cards were a popular form of family photograph. They often featured the photographer's details on the front and further description of their services on the reverse.
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