Barrel organ man and his pet monkey, Brisbane, 1908

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Where: 126 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

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When: 01 January 1908

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Photographer: Unidentified

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; -27.46888,153.022827

Description: Anders Bernhardt Nielsen and his pet monkey performing in Brisbane. Anders owned several performing monkeys and travelled to mostly country shows with them, accompanied by his wife Mary Kate. In his younger days Anders and is brother had a trevelling boxing tent.

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Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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    • 07/Jun/2011 20:22:07

    Great to see these images.

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    • 09/Sep/2011 14:09:50

    Wow, this is precious!

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    • 22/Nov/2012 02:23:27

    This is my Great Grandfather. He led a very interesting life to say the least :)

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 22/Nov/2012 19:07:14

    [] Hey, we'd love to know more about your great grandfather. We're always looking for information to add depth to our pictures, and I am sure there are many stories to tell about him!

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    • 04/Feb/2015 23:09:38

    as every organ grinder knows, a guy is exactly nothing without a monkey

9 months ago a contributor from Brisbane, Australia suggested this image location is -27.4698, 153.025