KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)
Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.
Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …
W. HORNUNG (photographer)
An unusual German double portrait carte de visite with front and rear views of the same subjects. Tübingen, 1886.
Studio: W. Hornung, Tübingen. Two albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of the same carte de visite, 105 x 65 mm (mount); mount inscribed recto: ‘Vogt & Rühle i/b. Borstle z. fr. Erg. 86’ [zur freundliche Erinnerung = in friendly remembrance], and verso: ‘Rühle & Vogt i/b. Borstle z. fr. Erg. 86’; the frontal …
[United Kingdom?]. Single sheet, 280 x 230 mm, the opening page of an album of verse by an amateur poet, bearing a manuscript poem in four stanzas titled The Invocation, in which the writer – presumably a young female – beseeches her poetic muse to provide inspiration and guidance; at upper left is mounted a …
KING, Henry (1855-1923)
[Between 1890 and 1900]. Five silver albumen print photographs (each 205 x 150 mm), laid down recto of their original card mounts, numbered and captioned in the negatives as follows: 775. Australian Laughing Jackass; 776. Australian Opossum; 421. Lyre Birds; 785. Australian Emu; 787. Australian Kangaroo; the studio imprint of H.King Photo, Sydney appears in …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘A. Wren, Artist Photographer [name deliberately omitted] Street, Echuca’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. This smartly attired, dark-suited Echuca gentleman with a Lincoln-style beard, posing beside his upturned top hat, appears quite advanced in years. …
Two Australian crew members of HMAS Canberra, one holding a bottle of Victoria Brewery Bitter Ale, circa 1930.
Silver gelatin print on postcard stock, 139 x 87 mm; no photographer’s imprint; in very good condition, verso with paper adhesions (removed from an album). A fun studio portrait of two Royal Australian Navy mates on shore leave in Australia. The man on the right’s cap tally reads HMAS Canberra; the print on the VB beer …
BURMAN, Arthur W.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm, verso imprinted ‘From Burman’s Photographic Rooms, 209 Bourke St. East, near Parliament Houses and St. Georges Hall, next Theate Royal Melbourne … Views taken in any part of Victoria’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. The young bandsman posing in …
HERBERT, Christopher B.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 105 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C.B. Herbert, Photographer, Patrick Street, Stawell’; the print has a few light marks and pale foxing. An early example of a carte de visite portrait taken in Christopher Herbert’s studio in Stawell, in the Wimmera region of western …
BATCHELDER & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 194 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed at Batchelder’s, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; a strong print with some very mild scattered foxing, not affecting the vignetted image; the sitter is identified from the 19th century caption on the accompanying original window mount. The distinguished Dr. Motherwell …
[MARCHAND, Aimé]; EVENING NEWS, SANDHURST (BENDIGO)
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Photographs of The Burns Boys, and the Bark Mill machinery, by which they lost their arms, at Portland.
. Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 104 x 62 mm (mounts); one is a studio portrait of the two Burns brothers showing their amputated arms, the negative with caption in manuscript ‘A.M. Copyright Registered’, verso with printed title in various fonts ‘Photographs of The Burns Boys, and the Bark Mill machinery, by which …
LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)
[Circa 1873]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, manuscript sequence number ‘4’ in negative lower right; a strong print with good tonal range, small flaw in the negative upper right, but in fine condition; mounted and framed. One of the famous series of tableau portraits of Clarence Valley Aboriginal people taken by German-born photographer …
Photographer unknown; WILSON, George Washington (publisher)
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slde, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ’23. Martin Cash, Bushranger. / Tasmania. G.W.W.’; in fine condition. The most well-known of very few surviving photographic portraits of Martin Cash (1808-1877), the Van Diemen’s Land bushranger who twice escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement, …
[EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, 1894-1972)
An archive of private photographs documenting the visit of HRH Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) to Australia and New Zealand in 1920, annotated by the Prince himself and originally forming part of his correspondence with his mistress, Freda Dudley Ward.
Group of 18 black and white photographs taken by various photographers in the Prince’s entourage during his Australasian tour in 1920, different formats to 155 x 110 mm; most are annotated verso in pencil in Edward’s own hand; one, of the Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes, bears a deprecatory caption in ink recto; the group is …
ROYE, Horace (Horace Roye-Narbeth) (1906-2002)
London : The Camera Studies Club, . First edition. Folio (348 x 280 mm), publisher’s cloth over boards with copper-coloured stamped lettering to upper board, spiral bound; title leaf, followed by  leaves of colour plates of erotic female nude studies taken from Roye’s studio photographs, each with an alluring title printed beneath the image …
HEWITT, Charles (1837-1912)
Photographic portrait of a gentleman in Turkish costume, possibly an attendee of the Mayor’s Fancy Dress Ball, Melbourne, 1866.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of ‘C. Hewitt, Photographer, Australasian Studio, 95 Swanston St. Melbourne’; a small section of loss to the colouring on the gentleman’s jacket due to rubbing, otherwise the print and mount are in fine condition. ‘Charles Hewitt, professional photographer, …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘Andrew Rider, Photographic Artist, Williamstown’; both albumen print and mount are in very good condition. The little girl did well to keep her obedient dog still, but he moved his head ever so slightly just as the photo was taken.