Portrait of Nellie Beckett, aged about 15, and her friend Dovey Ruse, taken in the front porch of the family residence at 180 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 18 January 1900. Photograph taken by Thomas Beckett. The hours for Beckett's medical practice are on a sign by the front door.

Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

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Nellie Beckett and Dovey Ruse posed on the front verandah of the Beckett Northcote home. A brass plate showing surgery hours can be seen behind the girls on the wall of the house. Dovey is sitting on a chair holding a book with Nellie standing behind her.

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