Anne Summers [At Window]. Carol Jerrems, Aust.
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Anne Summers [At Window]

1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, dated “27-1-1974” and numbered “93” in ink by Jerrems in photographer’s stamp verso, annotated “Photographer now ‘d’ [dead]. Taken at time of Elsie [Women’s Refuge]” in an unknown hand on accompanying post-it note, 16.3 x 24.4cm. Slight creases overall, minor crazing to lower left edge, paper loss and old glue stains verso.

Stamp reads “Jerrems, Photographic Artist, 71 Harp Road, E. Kew, Vic., 3102. 85-1630.” Provenance: Anne Summers.

Elsie Women’s Refuge, Australia’s first women’s shelter, opened in Glebe, Sydney in 1974. Summers was instrumental in the establishment of the shelter, and by June 1975, eight women’s refuges had been set up around the country.

A portrait of Summers appears in Jerrems’ A Book About Australian Women, published by Outback Press in 1974. Ref: ‘40 Years of Elsie’, SMH, 12.4.2014.

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