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2005/124/1-37 Photograph, part of collection owned by James Short, black and white, flame at Miller's Point, mounted, card / paper, photographed by Henry Chamberlain Russell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, December 1890. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of flame at Miller's Point

Photographed
Black and white photograph of the flame at Miller's Point, mounted on stiff cardboard with gold painted edges. A street light is visible in the foreground and some houses are illuminated by the flame. Remainder of the image is black.

Caption on verso reads 'Flame / from the combustion / of / 250 cases of Kerocene [sic] at / Millers Point / Dec/90 / Plate exposed 15 minutes / by H.C.R'

Summary

Object No.

2005/124/1-37

Object Statement

Photograph, part of collection owned by James Short, black and white, flame at Miller's Point, mounted, card / paper, photographed by Henry Chamberlain Russell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, December 1890

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of the flame at Miller's Point, mounted on stiff cardboard with gold painted edges. A street light is visible in the foreground and some houses are illuminated by the flame. Remainder of the image is black.

Caption on verso reads 'Flame / from the combustion / of / 250 cases of Kerocene [sic] at / Millers Point / Dec/90 / Plate exposed 15 minutes / by H.C.R'

Marks

Handwritten on verso, 'Flame / from the combustion / of / 250 cases of Kerocene [sic] at / Millers Point / Dec/90 / Plate exposed 15 minutes / by H.C.R'

Dimensions

Height

164 mm

Width

106 mm

History

Notes

The photograph was taken by or owned by James Short, who was in charge of the astrographic telescope at Sydney Observatory's Red Hill Branch from July 1890 until his retirement in 1930. The initials on the reverse indicate the photograph was probably taken by Henry Chamberlain Russell.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of flame at Miller's Point 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 October 2021, <https://ma.as/373052>

Wikipedia

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