Peggy Bacon in mid-air backflip, Bondi Beach, Sydney, 6/2/1937 / by Ted Hood

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Format: Film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative)

Notes: Reproduced in Sydney Exposures... [by] Alan Davies (1991), p. 122-123
Another photograph from series reproduced "Australasian", 13/2/1937.
Sydney Exposures book and exhibtion caption: Back flip on the beach, Bondi, 6 February 1937 : Peggy Bacon of Bondi, one of a troupe of girls who did pyramid stands on the beach, does a backflip for the photographer.
Friend of Ted Hood, Di Taylor (not pictured here) was also one of the group who formed athletic "pyramids" supported by North Bondi life savers.

View more incredible photographs by visiting the State LIbrary of NSW exhibition, Bondi Jitterbug: George Caddy and his Camera. Open in Sydney until 22 February 2009 - highlights on the State Library's website.

From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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  1. victor98_2001 21 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

  2. Mark Burr 20 months ago | reply

    nice catch !!

  3. excellentzebu1050 15 months ago | reply

    Excellent in one word !!!

  4. solebrth 9 months ago | reply

    Lets try this again except in my bed room !

  5. dou_ble_you 8 months ago | reply

    This photograph must be by Sam Hood, the Australian photographer.
    Ted Hood, the famous American yachtsman, was born in 1927 and would had been 10 years old at the time.

  6. State Library of New South Wales collection 8 months ago | reply

    Hi dou_ble_you,
    The State Library of New South Wales has the collections of Sam Hood and also his son Ted Hood (1911-2000)

  7. dou_ble_you 8 months ago | reply

    Oh, thanks. I looked for the information about the photographer on the web but under Ted I was getting American entries and it didn't stuck up.

  8. neliʘ 2 months ago | reply

    congrats! your photo is in the "exhibition zone" (about tab) of p e o p l e » i n » m o t i o n as an admin's personal choice from february.

  9. Mr_Carlo 2 months ago | reply

    Awesome!!! " )

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