Object StatementGlass plate negative, full plate, 'Technical College, Ultimo', Kerry and Co., Sydney, Australia, 1891-1892
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, full plate, 'Technical College, Ultimo', Kerry and Co., Sydney, Australia, 1891-1892.
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts the Sydney Technical College in Mary Ann Street, Ultimo. The image is taken on Mary Ann Street looking towards the building. The former Main College Block building is depicted in the centre of the image. This building is inscribed 'Sydney Technical College'. A brick fence can be seen on front of the building. Mary Ann street is depicted in the foreground of the image. Two men can be seen standing in the middle of the street holding shovels. Another man or boy can be seen leaning on the fence and clothing can be seen resting on the fence. A construction area can be seen in the centre left of the image, this is most likely for the construction of the No. 3 Building of the Technical College which was occupied by the Indistrial, Technological and Sanitary Museum (later the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences).
The former Main College Block building of the Sydney Technical College was designed by William E Kemp in the American Romanesque style. The large three-storeyed brick building was built in 1891 and is decorated with sandstone and terracotta tiles. The building is symmetrically designed with a central pedimented bay. The portico, depicted in this image, is colonnaded with polished columns supporting sandstone arches. The interior includes Art Nouveau joinery and leadlighting.
17/39 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 1328 Kerry Studio Number
MarksStudio number, caption and studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower right, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'TECHNICAL COLLEGE, ULTIMO. No 1328. KERRY & Co.'