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2008/165/1-21 Glass plate negative (1 of 193), ten men posed as for a sporting photograph, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, 1902. Click to enlarge.

Glass plate negative of ten men posed as for a sporting photograph

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 1880 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, stage …

Summary

Object No.

2008/165/1-21

Object Statement

Glass plate negative (1 of 193), ten men posed as for a sporting photograph, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, 1902

Physical Description

Glass plate negative (1 of 193), ten men posed as for sporting photograph, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, 1902

Landscape-format, black and white glass plate negative depicting ten men standing and kneeling posed as for a sporting photograph. Some are wearing sweaters, some dressed in dark suits, A grassed area with trees is visible in the background.
The same men appear in photos -20, -22

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

165 mm

Width

215 mm

Production

Photographed

Notes

The photographic glass plate negative was photographed and produced in Australia, c. 1901 There have been suggestions that the Phillips collection of photographs was created by Harry Phillips, (1873-1944), an early twentieth century photographer born in Ballarat and best known for his photographs of the Blue Mountains. Recent museum research has shown that the photographer Harry J. Phillips, the uncle of Raymond W. Phillips, was born in Sydney in 1872. There does not appear to be any connection between the families of the Ballarat-born Harry Phillips and Harry J. Phillips.

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 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.

Cite this Object

Harvard

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Wikipedia

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