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95/239/24 Photographic print, mounted on card, portrait of Henry Chamberlain Russell taken in 1898, paper / possibly platinum print, photographer J. Hubert Newman, Sydney, Australia, 1898. Click to enlarge.

Henry Chamberlain Russell Astronomer at Sydney Observatory 1898

Photographed
This photograph of H.C. Russell is a large print of the photograph taken in January 1898 by the commercial photographer J. Hubert Newman. A copy print of the same portrait is also held in the Powerhouse Museum collection (P3332).

H.C. Russell, was the Government Astronomer at Sydney Observatory from 1870 -1907. This original Newman print by one of Australia'a better known nineteenth century commercial photographers is significant because it formed part of the fabric of Sydney Observatory, having hung in the foyer of the Observatory for many years. It is also significant for its relationship to one of Australia's pre-eminient Scientists who played an important part in the development of science in Australia.

Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator, Total Asset Management Project, January 2008

Summary

Object No.

95/239/24

Object Statement

Photographic print, mounted on card, portrait of Henry Chamberlain Russell taken in 1898, paper / possibly platinum print, photographer J. Hubert Newman, Sydney, Australia, 1898

Physical Description

Photographic print, mounted on card, portrait of Henry Chamberlain Russell taken in 1898, paper / possibly platinum print, photographer J. Hubert Newman, Sydney, Australia, 1898

A [silver gelatin] print, mounted, featuring a portrait photograph of Henry Chamberlain Russell.

Marks

Printed on mount on the lower left 'J HUBERT NEWMAN' and on the lower right hand side 'GEORGE STREET / SYDNEY'. Handwritten between the printed text on the mount in ink 'HC Russell / January 1898."

Dimensions

Height

305 mm

Width

240 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Lucy Crowley, 1995

Acquisition Date

6 September 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Henry Chamberlain Russell Astronomer at Sydney Observatory 1898 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2020, <https://ma.as/146301>

Wikipedia

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