Photographs - Portraits

  • # 17151

    PATERSON BROTHERS

    Photographic portrait of a mother and her two young children, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A lovely studio portrait of an affectionate mother and her young son and daughter.

  • # 17153

    BOTTERILL, John

    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17152

    BATCHELDER & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young graduand of the University of Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Batchelder & Co., Artist Photographers, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition, with some pale foxing. A rare portrait of an early alumnus of the University of Melbourne, which had been founded in …

  • # 17148

    LOMER, Albert

    Photographic portrait of Mary M. Mann as a young girl, Sydney, 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 55 x 40 mm (image), verso with imprint of Albert Lomer, Late Chandler & Lomer, Artist and Photographer, 419 George Street, Sydney, and contemporary inscription in ink Mary M. Mann, two years old when taken Feb. 14th 1869, With Sissie’s love; in fine …

  • # 17149

    BARDWELL & BEAUCHAMP

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell & Beauchamp, Ballarat. Photographers, By Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and His Excellency Sir George Bowen, awarded the three First Prize Medals at the International Exhibition 1872-3 and the First Gold Medal from …

  • # 17185

    THWAITES, H.J. (Professor)

    Photographic portrait of a gentleman on the verandah of his stone residence, Kapunda, South Australia, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘H.J. Thwaites Photo.’; in good condition. An unusual carte de visite of an unidentified South Australian colonial homestead, probably located in the Kapunda district, where Thwaites was based at this time. The photograph was doubtless commissioned by the homestead owner.

  • # 17147

    DAVIES & CO.

    Patent Diamond Cameo carte de visite with portraits of a young gentleman, Melbourne, 1865-67

    Albumen print photographs on a carte de visite mount, four Patent Diamond Cameo portraits of an unidentified young gentleman, each 27 x 24 mm, card mount 100 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of Davies & Co., Post Office Photographic Studio, 5 Collins St. West, (3 Doors from Elizabeth St.), Melbourne; the portraits and mount with …

  • # 17146

    ELECTRIC STUDIO

    [MELBOURNE] Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night.

    St. Kilda, Vic. : Electric Studio, [c1925]. Silver gelatin print photograph, 137 x 87 mm, printed on postcard stock, verso imprinted Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night; in fine condition. A lovely piece of St. Kilda memorabilia, and Melbourne social history – although the couple …

  • # 17150

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Photographic portrait of a wealthy lady, Melbourne, early 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C. Nettleton, Photographer by Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Prize Medallist London 1862, Prize Medallist Melbourne 1867. 1 Madeline Street, North Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 17280

    [ST. HELENA] Ste. Hélène. Tombeau de l’Empereur / St. Helena. The Emperor’s Tomb.

    Paris : Chamray, Photog. Editeur, 25 Avenue Montaigne, [c1870]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (168 x 112 mm, mount), verso with later inscription in ink: ‘This photograph was brought from St. Helena in 1852, by Frederick Banks. He was on his way to Australia & New Zealand in the “Great Britain” (Captain Grey) on …

  • # 17156

    NAPOLEON, Antonio F.

    Photographic portrait of a young girl on a rocking horse, Barcelona, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Antonio F. Napoleon, Barcelona; the albumen print has some mottling in the negative, but is in very good condition; the mount is fine.

  • # 17155

    DAVIES & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young boy wearing a velvet jacket, dress and feathered hat, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Davies & Co., Photographers, 94 & 95 Bourke Street, East, Melbourne, opposite Theatre Royal’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. The unidentified, stiffly posed little boy in this portrait is dressed rather extravagantly for his visit …

  • # 16910

    GOULTER, C. Ezra

    [FREEMASONRY] Photographic portrait of a man wearing masonic regalia, posing with his whippet. Melbourne, 1870s

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Goulter, Chapel Street, Prahran’; the albumen print in very good condition; the mount with a mild horizontal crease, not affecting the print.

  • # 17140

    MÜLLER, Thomas

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Collingwood, Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with wet stamp of ‘Th. Müller, Hoddle Street, Collingwood’; the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce portrait by Thomas Müller, who ran operated a photographic studio in Hoddle Street, East Collingwood, between 1874 and 1876.  

  • # 17143

    SMITH, A.V.

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, 1869

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘A.V. Smith, Photographic Artist, 29, Sturt Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print with a few toning spots, otherwise very good; the mount fine.

  • # 17138

    WILLETTS, George

    Phtographic portrait of two young women, Ballarat, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘From the Photographic Studio of G. Willetts, Photo Artist, Bridge Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print and mount are in good condition. An unusual and affectionate composition. The women are possibly sisters.  

  • # 17137

    SOLOMON & BARDWELL

    Photographic portrait of Rev. John Downes, Presbyterian minister, Ballarat, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm; verso with imprint of ‘Solomon and Bardwell, Photographers, Ballarat’, and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Rev. John Downes, First Minister of the charge / Rev. H.H. Donaldson, Present Minister of the charge’; the albumen print and mount in good condition, with a few light toning spots.

  • # 15240

    LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas (1860-1933)

    A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.

    Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer’s pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink ‘South …

  • # 16636

    DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905); DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)

    Portrait of Gomenna, holding a gourd jar, New Caledonia, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a couple of tiny spots of foxing; the mount is fine. Although this photograph is not inscribed, the title and attribution are derived from the inscriptions on a photograph with the …

  • # 16644

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two young Kanak women in traditional dress, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the print with some light foxing, the mount fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak women was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. This identification, and the dating of the photograph to the late …

  • # 16642

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men holding spears and clubs, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print in very good condition, with slight loss of contrast; else in fine condition with good tonal range. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. …

  • # 16641

    DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905)

    Photographic portrait of three Kanak women, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), verso with studio imprint of ‘E. H. Dufty, photographer, Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie’; the albumen print is slightly faded, the mount with some pale foxing. Edward Henry Dufty (1850-1905), the son of Bath photographer Francis Dufty and his wife Martha (née Stow), left England …

  • # 16640

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a few faint spots of foxing; the mount is fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and …

  • # 16639

    DAVIS, John (active Samoa, 1871-1893)

    Photographic portrait of a Samoan woman with tapa cloth, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); partial blindstamp of ‘J. Davis Photo’ visible lower left; this is an early ‘photograph of a photograph’ – perhaps pirated but possibly also by Davis himself – hence the image is second state; in fine condition. Whilst also acting as postmaster in Apia, …

  • # 16582

    JOHNSTONE O'SHANNESSY & CO., LTD.

    [MELBOURNE; THEATRE] Oh! Lyconides. Aulularia. Act 2 – Scene vii.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, mounted on thick card (some loss to edges of mount), lower margin of mount with imprint of ‘Johnstone O’Shannessy & Co., Ltd., 55 & 57 Collins Street E., Melbourne’; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, a few light marks, but in good condition. A …

  • # 15836

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph, 1842-1899

    Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. “Hertha” nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.

    A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer’s self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed …

  • # 16637

    NOBLE, Timothy

    Photographic portrait of the great aerialist Charles Blondin, Melbourne, 1874

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘T. Noble, Artist Photographer, 135 Bourke St. East, four doors from Russell St., Melbourne’; the albumen print a little pale and lightly rubbed, the mount in fine condition. The celebrated nineteenth century French tightrope walker and aerial acrobat Charles Blondin …

  • # 16383

    DALTON, Edward

    [OPERA] Photographic portraits of Henry Squires and Lucy Escott, Sydney, early 1860s

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 101 x 64 mm (mounts), 90 x 57 mm (images), versos with imprint of Dalton’s Royal Photographic Gallery, Sydney; the albumen prints with some tiny ink spots, otherwise both cartes are in very good condition. The American opera singers Henry Squires (1825-1907) and Lucy Escott (1827-1895) arrived …

  • # 16374

    GLENNY, Henry; [CHUCK, Thomas Foster]

    Photographic portrait of John Pascoe Fawkner

    [Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘H. Glenny, Dublin and Melbourne Portrait Rooms, Main Road, Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia’, the posthumously published albumen print taken from the original image by Melbourne photographer Thomas Foster Chuck; in fine condition. John Pascoe Fawkner …

  • # 16418

    PERRY, George William

    Photographic portrait of a lady in equestrian habit, holding a riding crop, Melbourne, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of Perry, 49 Elizabeth St. Melbourne; both the albumen print and mount are fine condition.

  • # 16515

    SPURLING, Stephen (1821-1892)

    Photographic portraits of a mother and daughter, Hobart Town, circa 1870.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mounts), versos with imprint of ‘S. Spurling, Photographer, Hobart Town. Prize Medallist for Portraiture, Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, 1866’; the albumen prints and mounts are in fine condition. Stephen Spurling, regarded as one of the most talented of the pioneer Tasmanian photographers, arrived in …

  • # 15859

    Photographer unknown.

    Tintype photograph of a woman in a makeshift studio with bluestone wall, painted backdrop and rustic props.

    [Victoria, Australia : photographer unknown, between 1880 and 1885]. Sixth plate tintype photograph, 100 x 60 mm, unmounted and in good condition. The tintype, a very cheap (but too often nasty) photographic process, became popular in North America during the Civil War period. It met with fairly limited success in Australia from the early 1880s to around 1900, but …

  • # 16064

    GREGORY, George

    Photographic portraits of a mother and daughter, Goulburn, New South Wales, 1865-66.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 63 x 103 mm, versos with imprint of ‘G. Gregory Photographer Auburn Street Goulburn’, and contemporary inscriptions in ink and pencil: ‘Oct. 17th 1865, Aged 15 years / E. Andrews, Goulburn’ and ‘Age 50 years 1866 / Taken April 1866’, respectively; the albumen prints and mounts …

  • # 16031

    BAILY, Henry Hall

    Photographic portrait of a young girl wearing a fur-trimmed cape and dress, Hobart Town, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), recto and verso of mount with imprint of ‘H.H. Baily, from the London School of Photography, Prize Medallist, Highest Awards for Album Portraits Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town / Tasmanian views from all parts of the Island’; …

  • # 16045

    TAYLOR, George P.

    Photographic portrait of a young woman reclining, posing with skittles. Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1898-1900.

    Silver bromide print, large cabinet card format, 135 x 185 mm (mount), 102 x 135 mm (image), recto of mount with imprint of ‘G.P. Taylor, Reibey Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania’; verso blank; the print with a few tiny spots of foxing, and a small white developing flaw above the left hand skittle. A highly unusual pre-Federation …

  • # 16032

    ANSON BROS.

    Photographic portrait of a widowed father with his two sons and the family dog, Hobart, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 117 mm (mount), recto of mount with imprint of ‘Anson Bros Hobart’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A poignant studio portrait in which the mother’s absence is almost certainly explained by the father’s black mourning armband, made prominent by the photographer in …

  • # 15808

    BOCK, Alfred (1835-1920)

    Photographic portrait of a lady in a fine dress, Hobart Town, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso of mount with imprint in blue ink of Alfred Bock, City Photographic Establishment, 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait of a wealthy lady wearing a fine taffeta dress. In her left hand she holds what appears …

  • # 15724

    Photographer unknown.

    [TASMANIA] A daguerreotype portrait of a woman wearing a bonnet and Paisley pattern dress, identified as “Mary Ann Fielding of Australia”

    [Australia? : s.n., circa 1860]. Ninth plate daguerreotype, exposed image 56 x 43 mm, still sealed in its original pressed copper mat and frame, 71 x 55 mm; verso with the original leather backing inscribed in an early twentieth century hand ‘Mary Ann Fielding of Australia. Mother’s namesake’; original string for suspension; the daguerreotype is intact, with scattered tarnishing beneath the cover …

  • # 15695

    Photographer unknown.

    Gold digger and Aborigine, Port Darwin, September 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 67 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Costume of the diggers in P.D. All the gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr. Solomon’, and dated in pencil in the same hand ‘September 19th 1875’; the albumen print has lost some contrast …

  • # 15797

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portrait of the young Annette Kellerman, Marrickville, 1888.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 103 x 65 mm); verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Annette M. Kellerman, Marrickville 1888’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is lightly rubbed, with scattered mottling in the negative; the gilt-edged mount has been trimmed along the bottom edge. A hitherto unknown family photograph of the young …

  • # 15636

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)

    [ADELAIDE; WINE] Photographic portrait of Sarah and Ann Jacob, circa 1866

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63, verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Photographer to His Excellency, 66 King William St., Adelaide’, and an inscription in a contemporary hand ‘Sarah Jacob / Born April 21st 1851 / Anne (sic) Jacob / Born Dec. 17 1853’; both the albumen print and mount are …

  • # 15686

    [MEAGHER, Thomas Francis, 1823-67]

    [TASMANIA] General Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish Nationalist, convict in Van Diemen’s Land

    [U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1865. Albumen print photograph of a painting or drawing, carte de visite format (102 x 61 mm), printed caption below image ‘Maj. Gen. Meagher’; no studio imprint; in fine condition. Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-67) was a prominent figure in the 1848 Irish Rebellion, during which he was captured by the British and arrested …

  • # 15746

    CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

    [ABORIGINES] Group of natives, Victoria

    Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Group of Natives, Victoria’; in good condition. An exterior portrait of an Aboriginal group in European clothing at Lake Tyers Mission, in far eastern Victoria. The image was taken by the photographer …

  • # 15479

    DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER (Staff photographer)

    Aborigines watching the arrival of Amy Johnson’s aeroplane at Darwin, May 24 1930.

    Press photograph, printing out paper, glossy print, 215 x 165 mm, verso with a Daily Mail (U.K.) journalist’s typed description of the photograph pasted down, accompanied by what are evidently contemporary annotations made by an unidentified American newspaper’s editorial staff, including the word ‘Negroes’, and the newspaper’s date stamp of ‘Jun 21 1930’; the print has a light …

  • # 15650

    McCOOK, Winifred (1923-2015)

    Photograph of a group of Papuan children, inscribed in Tok Pisin

    [Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea, c.1965]. Black and white photograph on glossy paper, 75 x 105 mm; verso inscribed in Tok Pisin by one of the boys in the portrait, for the photographer, Australian anthropogist and lawyer Winifred McCook: ‘Mi laikim sampela pato bilong papa na mama na susa brata bilom yu tu. Mi gat lupela …

  • # 15823

    JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO.

    Photographic portrait of Margaret Lorigan, teacher at the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institute, Melbourne, 1871.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, with the imprint of the Melbourne studio of Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co.; verso inscribed in pencil in a contemporary hand: ‘M. Lorigan. April 5th 1871’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A lovely vignette portrait of Miss Margaret Lorigan, who was appointed assistant to the …

  • # 15482

    SEYMOUR, J. [John T.?]

    Photographic portrait of a gentleman, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 65 mm, verso with imprint of ‘J. Seymour, Photographer, Queensberry Street West (opposite the King’s Arms Hotel), Hotham’; the albumen print with a slight loss of contrast, otherwise in fine condition. An interesting and quite early studio portrait of a confident looking gentleman with an intense stare. …

  • # 15433

    [GEORGE WILLIAM PERRY; WILMOT & KEY; JOSEPH TURNER]

    [GEELONG] Photographic portraits of Rebecca Greenwood (née Morrison) and her children

    1865-1870. Five albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each approximately 100 x 60 mm; two with the imprint of George William Perry, Melbourne (mother and daughter); one with the imprint of Wilmot & Key, Geelong (boy holding tall-backed chair, dated May 1867); one with the imprint of Turner’s New Portrait Rooms (hand coloured), and …

  • # 15324

    SANG, A.

    Studio portrait photograph of an American merchant seaman, Hong Kong, circa 1890

    Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 175 x 112 mm (mount), recto with gilt lettered imprint of ‘A. Sang, 171 Queen’s Road, Hong Kong’; verso with the studio’s elaborate gilt back mark, featuring a vignette illustration of a Chinese junk, and ‘A. Sang. Photographer and Portrait Painter. 171, Queen’s Road Central, Opp. Fire Engine House. Honking, China.’, …

  • # 15000

    [THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)

    Photographic portrait of the explorer Robert O’Hara Burke

    Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …