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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, New South Wales, Australia, 1898. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of H C Russell Astronomer at Sydney Observatory

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, …

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, New South Wales, Australia, 1898

Physical Description

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

5 September 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of H C Russell Astronomer at Sydney Observatory 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/146301>

Wikipedia

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