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2008/165/1-115 Glass plate negative (1 of 193), young couple seated in garden, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, c. 1910. Click to enlarge.

Glass plate negative of young couple seated in garden

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.

2008/165/1-115

Object Statement

Glass plate negative (1 of 193), young couple seated in garden, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, c. 1910

Physical Description

Glass plate negative (1 of 193), young couple seated in garden, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, c. 1910

Landscape-format, black and white glass plate negative depicting a staged garden scene with a young couple in Edwardian dress. One young woman sits on the lap of another young woman dressed as a man.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

215 mm

Width

165 mm

Production

Photographed

Notes

The photographic glass plate negative was photographed and produced in Australia, c. 1910. 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

Glass plate negative of young couple seated in garden 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 September 2021, <https://ma.as/386429>

Wikipedia

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