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2008/165/1 Photographic glass plate negatives (222), Sydney Harbour / Sydney buildings / street scenes / bush views / boxing / fencing, glass, possibly photographed by Arthur Phillips, Australia, 1880-1920. Click to enlarge.

Collection of glass plate negatives of Sydney and surrounds

Photographed
This collection of glass plate negatives was acquired by the Museum in the 1980s and appears to have been made by a Sydney based photographic studio from around 1890 through to 1920. The images are on both whole and half plate negatives and many of the larger images are of a high quality.

The subjects covered by the images relate strongly to a number of the Museum's collecting fields. Leisure and the performing arts are represented by a group of unusual boxing and fencing photographs, as …

Summary

Object No.

2008/165/1

Object Statement

Photographic glass plate negatives (222), Sydney Harbour / Sydney buildings / street scenes / bush views / boxing / fencing, glass, possibly photographed by Arthur Phillips, Australia, 1880-1920

Physical Description

Collection of photographic glass plate negatives including views of Sydney Harbour and shipping, major Sydney buildings including the Sydney Town Hall and GPO, street scenes, general 'bush' views, portraits, exterior and interior views of houses and details of garden ornamentation and some staged (tableau vivant) photographs including depictions of women boxing and men fencing.

Production

Photographed

Made

Notes

The photographic glass plate negatives were photographed and produced in Australia between 1880 and 1920.

History

Notes

The donor Raymond Phillips was a rotograver and for many years was responsible for the Australian Women's Weekly cover. His father, Arthur Phillips, was a gold and silver merchant and was possibly the photographer of the glass plate negatives. In 1920, the family moved from Sydney Street, Willoughby to Latimer Road, Bellevue Hill. A bachelor, Raymond Phillips remained in the house after his parents' death. The slides were found in a deal box in the garage.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Raymond W Phillips, 2008

Acquisition Date

13 August 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Collection of glass plate negatives of Sydney and surrounds 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 October 2021, <https://ma.as/375252>

Wikipedia

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