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H8504 Photographic negatives and wooden chest once containing 28 portraits, collodion / glass, Freeman Brothers Studio, Sydney Australia, 1865-1875. Click to enlarge.

Freeman Brothers Studio Portraits

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1865-1875.

This group of rare large format collodion negatives were made by the Freeman Brother’s Studio between 1865 and 1880. It was established as the ‘Freeman Brothers and Wheeler’ by William Freeman and his brother James in George Street in 1854; it was still running nearly a 150 years later.

One of the keys to their success was their continual upgrading of their equipment and premises to ensure they delivered the latest techniques. As a result they attracted the cultural elite of Sydney to their st...

Summary

Object No.

H8504

Object Statement

Photographic negatives and wooden chest once containing 28 portraits, collodion / glass, Freeman Brothers Studio, Sydney Australia, 1865-1875

Physical Description

Photographic negatives and wooden chest once containing 28 portraits, collodion / glass, Freeman Brothers Studio, Sydney Australia, 1865-1875

29 portraits each 20" x 16", some broken, all in wooden chest measuring 25 1/2" x 17 1/2".

Dimensions

Height

510 mm

Width

410 mm

Production

Notes

Collodion emulson on on large plate glass negatives.

History

Notes

These negatives were acquired from Freeman Borthers Studio in 1969. In 2011 they were moved from a storage chest in Castle Hill and given part numbers and basic conservation treatments. They were then catalogued then digitised.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Freemans Studios, 1969

Acquisition Date

6 February 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

Freeman Brothers Studio Portraits 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2019, <https://ma.as/252052>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/252052 |title=Freeman Brothers Studio Portraits |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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