Object StatementPhotographic print, composite portrait of observers of the 1874 Transit of Venus, albumen / glass / metal / wood, photographed by various photographers, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Physical DescriptionRectangular mounting, in which oval-shaped portrait photographs of various astronomers have been inserted. Astronomers depicted include A. Fairfax, G.D. Hirst, E.G. Savage, H.A. Lenehan, H.C. Russell, A. Liversidge, P.F. Adams, F. Hixson, L.A. Vessey, W. Scott, A. Onslow, E. Dufaur, A. Tornaghi, W. MacDonnell, J.J. Watkins and H.G.A. Wright. Beneath each portrait, the name of the astronomer has been written back-to-front.
MarksLabel stuck to frame backing, printed 'FROM / ALDENHOVEN'S'.