Object StatementGlass negative, half plate, 'Pitt St, Sydney', Kerry and Co, c. 1904-1917
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, half plate, 'Pitt St, Sydney', Kerry and Co., c. 1904-1917
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in portrait format. The image depicts Pitt Street, Sydney. The Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society building can be seen on the corner of Pitt Street and King Street in the centre left of the image. The building was established in 1872 and was designed by arcitects R.H. Robertson and G.A. Morell. The image depicts the entrance of the building and tower like domed structure extending from the roof. The tower structure features an Australian coat of arms, possibly the "Advance Australia" coat of arms. The roof of the building also features a statue of a figure holding a staff. Other commercial buildings can be seen along Pitt Street. The electric tramway along Pitt Street is depicted and the No. 59 tram is travelling along Pitt Street. An omnibus can be seen near the tram and other horsedrawn vehicles can be seen along Pitt Street. Numerous pedestrians can also be seen. Telegraph poles and electric streetlights are present. The caption, studio mark and number are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
42/132 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 113 Kerry Studio Number
MarksStudio number and caption on plate emulsion verso lower left, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink '113., PITT ST, SYDNEY.' Studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower centre (below tram), inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'K. & CO.'
Inscription in plate emulsion verso upper right corner, scratched by hand '113'.