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2013/23/12 Photographic album, prints of outdoor views, owned by Emily C Marsh, silver / gelatin / paper / dyes, various photographers, New South Wales, Australia, 1890-1920. Click to enlarge.

Photographic album of outdoor views owned by Emily C Marsh

  • 1890-1920
This album with its mainly 'tourist' photographs of Sydney and New South Wales, provides an interesting insight into the types of images collected in the 1890s and early 1900s. At the time increased leisure and improved transport combined to bring holidays within the reach of most working people. Photographic studios such as that of Charles Kerry in Sydney built up profitable businesses commissioning and selling views of interesting and significant tourist destinations. In her album Emily …

Summary

Object No.

2013/23/12

Object Statement

Photographic album, prints of outdoor views, owned by Emily C Marsh, silver / gelatin / paper / dyes, various photographers, New South Wales, Australia, 1890-1920

Physical Description

Photographic album with cloth binding. The front cover is stamped with the inscription 'Views' with an arrangement of daffodils and other flowers. On the inside front cover written in ink is the inscription 'Emily C. Marsh from her loving father 1893'.

Pasted into the album are ninety nine photographic prints including scenes of Burwood, the Blue Mountains, Kogarah, 'On the barque "Sarah" ', Pyrmont, North Shore Suspension Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Mosman, Stanwell Park, Melbourne, Armidale, Sydney Observatory, and the Meat Works at Alligator Creek Townsville.

Dimensions

Height

305 mm

Width

250 mm

Depth

25 mm

Production

History

Notes

This object is part of the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) collection which was donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1981.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

24 February 2013

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photographic album of outdoor views owned by Emily C Marsh 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2021, <https://ma.as/355596>

Wikipedia

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