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Leighton Studios

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Time Travellers in Essendon, Flemington and the Keilor Plains




Leighton Studios

14 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                  1908#, 1912, 1918+ 1920+, 1922-23%, 1934 +


Marriage of Henry Wood in 1912, taken at "Leighton Studio, opp. station, Moonee Ponds".


Jack Mitchell Williams of Moonee Ponds as a St Thomas' Choir boy, circa 1913. 

The wooden chair with the curved arms appears in the next photo. Courtesy of

Craig Mitchell Williams.



Unidentified Australian soldier photographed at the Leighton Studios, circa 1914-1918. 

State Library of Victoria Collection, H99.166/52


Annotation on the back: 'Sapper A.G.L. Galbraith / 3rd Sec.

5th Div. Sig. Coy / A.I.E.F. / 21/11/15'. Stamped on front of image, barely

visible: 'La...ghton Studio / OPP. STATION / MOONEE PONDS'.

Source: Museum Victoria collection No 450897.


Alfred Gabraith enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked on 23 November 1915, so the photo above dates

to late 1915.  In the photograph below, the subjects are placed in front of the narrow tree on the right of the

backdrop for Galbraith.


Private John Wilson with his wife Emily and daughter Daisy, circa 1917.

Courtesy of Nereda Shute.


Maggie Clarke, nee Young with child, who may be Harold George

Clarke, circa 1917.  The back of the postcard below shows the

studio name.  Maggie's husband Michael Clarke who was serving

in the AIF.  Courtesy of Margery Burston.



Annotation on the reverse of this postcard, “C M Dawson Shandon 32 Robb St, Essendon,

26.2.18” Courtesy of Craig Mitchell Williams.


Ascot Vale CYMS Football Club, 1919.  The lino and mat in the foreground of the photo appear in later

photos taken at the Leighton Studios.


St John's Presbyterian Church Bible Class, 1920.  The studio name is imprinted in the mountboard "Leighton Studios, opp station, Moonee Ponds".


Wedding portrait of Leopold Michael McCormack and Daisy Emily Alice McFarlane, formerly Grigg.  Daisy was a war widow with two small children when she remarried. Her first husband, Alfred McFarlane, had been killed in action in August 1918.  Leo McCormack had been a soldier with the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery before the war, and embarked in 1917 with the 36th Heavy Artillery Group in 1917.  Leo is seated in the chair shown in the 1913 photo above. Courtesy mkpcat, Ancestry.  



South Kensington Football Team 1922, taken at Leighton Studios. Courtesy of Kathleen Baker.


South Kensington Football Team, 1923, taken at the Leighton Studios. Courtesy of Kathleen Baker.


Thought to be Marjorie Elliott, circa 1909, though the backdrop might indicate a later date. 

Courtesy of Jane Duckworth.



Unidentified bride and groom photographed at the Leighton Studio, Moonee Ponds,

circa, 1925.  State Library of Victoria Collection H97.111/3.


Inscribed on back "Fond love from Rush [?]"  Unknown girl, circa 1925,

Leighton Studios, Moonee Ponds. State Library of Victoria Collection,  H85.95/58

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