Object StatementGlass plate negative, full plate, 'Rustic Bridge, Domain', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1885-1917
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, full plate, 'Rustic Bridge, Domain', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1885-1917.
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts a bridge in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. The bridge, depicted in the centre right of the image, is one of several spanning the Botanic Gardens Creek, one of the original water courses in Sydney. The bridge is constructed of wood and features lattice-like sides. Palm trees are depicted on either side of the bridge in the centre of the image. These trees have identification plaques which were used throughout the gardens to identify plants and trees for visitors. A stone jardiniere on a pedestal and paths in the gardens are depicted in the centre of the image. A man can be seen sitting on a grass bank in the background in the centre right of the image. Paths, the Botanic Gardens Creek and numerous plants and trees are depicted in the background of the image. The caption, studio mark and studio number are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
This image has been captioned as being taken in the Domain. The likely reason for this is that the whole area including the gardens was commonly known as the Domain from 1810.
61/86 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 17 Kerry Studio Number
MarksCaption and studio number on plate emulsion verso lower centre, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'RUSTIC BRIDGE, DOMAIN.(17)'.
Studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower right, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'KERRY. PHOTO. SYDNEY.'
Inscription in plate emulsion verso top edge, scratched by hand 'Rustic Bridge Domain' and upper right corner, scratched by hand '17'.