The German Hurdy Gurdies, Stirling’s Saloon, Barkerville

UL_1001_0080

 

Title:¬†The German Hurdy Gurdies, Stirling’s Saloon, Barkerville.

Photographer: Frederick Dally

Date: ca. 1867

This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. This photograph is of the Barkerville “hurdy gurdy girls,” who offered themselves as dance partners to the miners for $1 a dance.

Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL_1001_0081).