Object StatementGlass plate negative, full plate, 'Union Club, Sydney', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, full plate, 'Union Club, Sydney', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917.
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts the Union Club in Bligh Street, Sydney. The Classical Revival style building dominates the centre of the image. Bligh Street is depicted in the foreground of the image and features kerb and guttering. A gaslight streetlight is depicted in the foreground on the left side of the image. The light has a sign inscribed 'Stand for One Car'. The background of the image depicts the urban environment of Sydney. A building can be seen under construction on the right side of the image and terrace houses can be partially seen on the left side of the image. The caption, studio mark and studio number are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
The Union Club was located at 2 Bligh Street, Sydney. It was designed by William Wardell in 1884 in Classical Revival style. The three-storey building featured a flat roof with balustraded parapet, a central pediment on the second storey and a colonnaded portico. A second colonnade at the extreme right of the building, depicted in this image was added later by Benjamin Backhouse. The building was later demolished.
11/49 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 753 Kerry Studio Number
MarksCaption, studio number and studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower left, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'UNION CLUB, SYDNEY. 753 KERRY, PHOTO. SYDNEY.'
Inscription in plate emulsion verso top centre, scratched by hand 'Union Club' and upper left corner, scratched by hand '753'.