Object StatementGlass plate negative, full plate, 'The Bandstand, Hyde Park', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, full plate, 'The Bandstand, Hyde Park', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917.
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts Hyde Park in Sydney. A path is depicted extending from the foreground on the right side of the image into the background of the image. Groups of men, women and children can be seen in the park. The people are sitting on park benches, sitting and laying on the grass, standing and sitting on portable seats. The people appear to be observing and listening to a band playing in the bandstand which is depicted in the centre of the image. This image is similar to another Kerry and Co image (85/1284-538), many of the same people in the crowd are depicted in both images, suggesting that they were taken on the same day. The Captain Cook statue in Hyde Park is depicted in the background on the right side of the image and the Australian Museum is depicted in the background on the left side of the image The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
61/12 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 1722 Kerry Studio Number
MarksCaption on plate emulsion lower right, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'THE BANDSTAND / HYDE PARK.'
Studio number and studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower centre left, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink '1722. Kerry. / Photo. Sydney.'Inscription in plate emulsion verso upper right corner, scratched by hand '1722'.