GAUL, John; [COLLISON, Herbert William, 1847-1878]
[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Photographic portrait of H. W. Collison, of Adelaide. Taken in Melbourne, October 1866.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed from life by Gaul, 75 & 77 Swanston St. Melbourne’, and with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘H. W. Collison, Oct. 1866’; the print has a couple of small toning spots but is otherwise in very good condition; the mount has …
J. & O. H. KERCHAVAL
Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 138 mm, titled in manuscript in negative ‘McWrae [sic] Hamilton Wedding Coranderrk / Healesville’; verso with photographer/publishers’ imprint ‘J. & O. H. Kercheval, Healesville’ and Kodak Austral box, with handwritten message by a resident of “Carinya, Healesville” containing a racist comment about the wedding party in …
SEARS' STUDIOS; [GARRAN, Richard Randolph, 1903-1991]; [GARRAN, John Cheyne, 1905-1976]
Melbourne : Sears’ Studios, . Silver gelatin print, 150 x 200 mm, on original board mount with printed title above image and names of team members below, photographer’s imprint lower right; the print is in good condition, the mount has some mild damp staining at the margins. The 1924 Trinity College (University of Melbourne) team …
BATCHELDER & CO.
Photographic portrait of a wealthy lady with bottle curls. Melbourne, late 1860s (but taken from an earlier ambrotype).
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), 61 x 45 mm (oval format image); verso imprinted ‘Photographed at Batchelder’s, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; in fine condition. Batchelder’s studio produced this copy print of an ambrotype portrait for one of their customers some time in the late 1860s. The original ambrotype …
HAMMER & CO. (ADELAIDE)
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 166 x 110 mm (mount); verso of mount with imprint of ‘Hammer & Co., Photographers, 172 Rundle Str., Adelaide’, and old identifying caption in pencil ‘Carl Gaden (Mt. Gambier)’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. The Adelaide studio of German-born photographer William H. (Wilhelm Heinrich) Hammer was …
Unknown photographer and publisher.
Posthumously published carte de visite portrait of long distance swimmer Captain Matthew Webb, 1883.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); recto of mount with the printed caption’Latest Portrait of Captain Matthew Webb. Born at Dawley, Shropshire, 19th January, 1848. Swam English Channel 24th August, 1875, 40 miles, 21 3/4 hrs. Height 5 ft 8 1/2 in. Weight 14 stone. Died at Niagara Rapids, July …
[HARNOY, Ofra, 1965- ]; WHITE, Jill (photographer)
Israeli-Canadian cellist Ofra Harnoy playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Sydney Opera House, 1989.
Black-and-white photographic print on matte paper, 260 x 210 mm, verso with printed label of photographer Jill White (Cremorne, NSW) and her handwritten caption: ‘Ofra Harnoy rehearsing Elgar. S.O.H. 1989’; unmounted; some mild corner wear, otherwise very good condition.
[HAYDON, Ethel, 1876-1954]; ELLIS, Alfred (1854-1930) (photographer)
Two photographic portraits of Australian actress and singer Ethel Haydon (later Mrs. George Robey), taken in London, 1895 or 1896.
[London : s.n., 1895-96]. Two printing-out paper print photographs, each 150 x 105 mm, laid down on a late nineteenth century album page with owner’s identifying caption ‘Ethel Haydon’ in white ink; both prints are embossed ‘Alfred Ellis Photographer / Copyright; the three-quarter length portrait on the left is beautifully lit and shows off her …
E. G. GILLESPIE; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)
[GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] “Quality tells”. E. G. Gillespie, Lonsdale St., Dandenong. Bread delivered in Dandenong, & surrounding districts. Give us a trial and we feel sure you will become a permanent customer. A. H. Judd, Robinson St., Manager.
[Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, 1918. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel ’18’ in image lower centre; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong bakery of E. G. Gillespie. The slide, which features a photographic image of Mr. Gillespie standing …
SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)
Large format silver bromide print photograph, 350 x 280 mm, unmounted; verso with the photographer’s wet stamp ‘Chas. P. Scott, Waymouth St., Adelaide’ and photographer’s (?) inscription in pencil ‘Black gin / Hergott Springs 441 miles north of Adelaide’, along with the original owner’s name in ink ‘E. S. Chase’, who also wrote over the …
BASSANO, RITA MARTIN, BEAGLES & CO, et al.
Eight photographic postcards of Australian actor Oscar Asche and his wife, English actress Lily Brayton, 1905-1912
[U.K. : various publishers, probably 1905-1912]. Eight photographic postcards (average 140 x 90 mm), depicting Asche and Brayton in costume for different plays on the London stage and also as a happily married theatrical couple; one is postally used, with postmark dated 1906; all are in good condition. Australian-born actor Oscar Asche had achieved his …
JOHNSTON & HOFFMANN, RITA MARTIN, et al.
[U.K. : various publishers, 1905-1912]. Six photographic postcards (average 140 x 90 mm), depicting Asche in costume for his starring roles in different plays on the London stage including The Two Pins, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello and Count Hannibal; three are postally used, with postmarks dated 1905, 1910 and 1912; all are in …
[HELPMANN, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986]; ANTHONY, Gordon; MANDINIAN, Edward; TUNBRIDGE-SEDGWICK (photographers); SADLER'S WELLS BALLET (publisher)
Four photographic postcards of Australian dancer and choreographer Robert Helpmann performing on the English stage, 1935-1943.
Four gelatin silver prints, postcard format (90 x 140 mm), all with photographer’s sequence number in manuscript in the negative, printed captions at bottom margins, versos blank; two with tiny pinholes at corners, else all in very good condition. Four fine black-and-white portraits of distinguished Australian dancer and choreographer Sir Robert Helpmann (1909-1986) by leading …
J. BEAGLES & CO. (publisher)
Signed photographic postcard of Australian actor Oscar Asche in costume as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, 1905.
London, U.K. : J. Beagles & Co., . Silver bromide print in postcard format, 140 x 90 mm, depicting Asche in costume as Petruchio; the great actor’s full signature in ink across the bottom of the image; original owner’s annotation in ink “1905” at bottom margin; postally used within London in February 1905; in fine …
STEWART & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount), 65 x 21 mm (print, in arched format), verso imprinted ‘Stewart & Co., Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters. Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is a little pale and has some scattered foxing and light marks; the mount is fine. A vignette, …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is a little pale but in good condition, as is the mount. Sourced with a group of cartes de visite by Melbourne studios; the untidy appearance of the garden backdrop tends to confirm that this is an …