SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)
Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.
Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …
BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)
A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …
SOLOMON & BARDWELL
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Solomon & Bardwell, Photographers. Ballarat’; superb condition. The great English violinist, Joseph (Josef) Heine (1830-1895) was born blind. He was once described by The Times of London as “the greatest musical wonder of the age”, and later, during his visit …
Albumen print photograph, 230 x 190 mm (arched format), mounted on its original page removed from a 19th century album; below the image is a later 19th century inscription by a family member: ‘St. Monans, Colin Simpsons (sic) House, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. Group of the Family. Milly and Edie are in it. 1873’; good tonal …
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm, verso with studio imprint of ‘A. Wren, Artist Photographer. Mitchell Street, near Railway Station, Sandhurst.’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition. A lovely full-length portrait taken by Alfred Wren of Sandhurst (later Bendigo), on the central Victorian goldfields. …
BENSON & STEVENSON
A pair of hand-coloured photographic portraits of a non-commissioned officer in one of the Victorian volunteer regiments. Melbourne, 1872-75.
Two albumen print photographs with hand colouring, in identical carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mounts), rectos imprinted ‘Benson & Stevenson, Photos., 108 Elizabeth St. Melbourne’; versos blank; both in good condition. Although the sitter is unidentified, the cap badge on his shako which rests on the table is extremely clear on one …
[CINEMA] Gwen Munro and Brian Norman, Australian winners of Paramount Pictures’ 1933 “Search for Beauty” contest, photographed in California.
[Hollywood, CA] : Paramount Pictures, . Black and white promotional photograph, 257 x 203 mm, printed on glossy paper; verso with copyright wet stamp of Paramount Pictures, Sydney (Australia) and typed press label: ‘Unique weapon: Chief Guata Mozen, one of the few remaining Indians of the Pueblo Aztec tribe that originally owned Catalina Island, shows …
BRYSON & HEYWOOD (SWAN HILL)
Two Aboriginal boys with three European men, posing in front of a homestead near Swan Hill on the Murray River (Victorian or New South Wales side), circa 1875.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 92 x 120 mm (image), 108 x 165 mm (mount), verso with the photographers’ names in manuscript ‘Bryson & Heywood, Swan Hill’; there is some staining to the top edge of the print and to the margin of the mount, but the print, though a little pale, has excellent …
Signed promotional photograph for Australian vaudeville performer Rosie Rifle, a celebrated sharpshooter.
[Chicago, U.S.A. : Repro Celebrity, 1921]. Gelatin silver print, 250 x 200 mm; a photomontage of a shooting target with a head-and-shoulders portrait of Rosie Rifle as the bullseye, inscribed in ink in her own hand: ‘Yours truly, Rosie Rifle, Australia’s Rifle Expert’; verso inscribed in ink in another (fully contemporary) hand: ‘Rosie Rifle & …
British military personnel taking part in a bizarre fancy dress parade prior to the Operation Antler nuclear tests at Maralinga, South Australia, in August 1957.
Black and white photographic print on glossy paper, 87 x 137 mm, verso with pencilled caption: ‘Maralinga, Australia, 8-57. Antler Operation ceremony’; in fine condition. A revelatory private photograph, quite possibly previously unpublished. “Grotesque arrogance” would seem to be an apt descriptor. The British Government had tested its first nuclear weapon in Australia at the …
Archive of photographs belonging to a Dutch East India Company coffee plantation overseer in East Java, early 1900s.
This small archive of 32 photographs – taken with a variety of camera types, and for the most part by different amateur photographers – was compiled by a Dutch East India Company employee, and documents his life as an overseer on a Company coffee plantation in East Java in the early 1900s. The backs of …
Photographic portrait of businessman Edward Neale Wigg, eldest son of Adelaide bookseller E. S. Wigg. December, 1868.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), recto with a contemporary caption in ink identifying the sitter as ‘Edw. N. Wigg’ and dated December 27 1868; verso with the illustrated back mark of Adelaide’s most prestigious photographer, Townsend Duryea, and contemporary note in pencil ‘Son of E. S. Wigg’; both the print …
NEWMAN, J. (John) Hubert (1830-1916)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso with gilt back mark of J. Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Sydney; the print has a couple of tiny ink marks, but is otherwise in very good condition, as is the mount.
LEFEBVRE, Jules Joseph (artist) (1836-1911); GOUPIL & CIE. (photographers & publishers)
Albumen print photograph, 270 x 137 mm, blind stamped lower left ‘Goupil & Cie.’, laid down on its original board mount, lithographed text across the bottom margin: ‘1478. Chloé. Peint. par Lefebvre / Photographié par Goupil & Cie. Galerie Photographique / Salon de 1875. Publié par Goupil & Cie., Editeurs’, accompanied by a 3-line extract …
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and suite in mining costume after descending The Band of Hope Gold Mine, Ballarat, Australia. Decr. 10th 1867.
[Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), recto of mount with gilt-lettered caption and gilt border around the print; no photographer’s imprint; verso (as in other examples) with 3 decorative cartouches in gilt for mounting small portraits; the print has mottling in the negative, as …
MOSER, H. (Herman) (1838-1905)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘H. Moser, Photographer, Creswick’ and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Mathae(?) Penrose’; the albumen print with loss of contrast, the mount clean. This carte de visite was taken in the studio of Herman Moser in Creswick, a Victorian gold mining …