Photographs - Portraits

  • # 15797

Photographer unknown.

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

    # 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 …

  • # 15739

[WINE] William Tyrrell, first Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales, and other members of the Tyrrell family, 1860-62

    # 15739

    [WINE] William Tyrrell, first Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales, and other members of the Tyrrell family, 1860-62

    An important group of six early photographic portraits of members of the Tyrrell family, one of the most significant families in the history of the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. William Tyrrell, Bishop, 1807-1879. [Sydney, 1860. Photographer unknown]. Albumen print with hand colouring, 93 x 73 mm (oval), laid down on its original card …

  • # 15676

GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton (1825-1904)

Half plate tinted ambrotype portrait of a mother and her young son, Sydney, late 1850s

    # 15676

    GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton (1825-1904)

    Half plate tinted ambrotype portrait of a mother and her young son, Sydney, late 1850s

    [Sydney] : Thomas Glaister, probably between 1858 and 1860. Ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, exposed image 130 x 95 mm (approximately half plate size), original wooden-based leather case with gilt edges and velvet lining (brass clasps intact, but the two halves of the case separated along the seam), original brass mat (a few mould spiders, else fine), stamped …

  • # 15738

MOFFATT, Tracey (1960 - )

Something More No. 1

    # 15738

    MOFFATT, Tracey (1960 - )

    Something More No. 1

    (also known as: Untitled, No. 1, from the series Something More). Cibachrome photographic print, created 1989, 965 x 1270 mm (viewable image), 1150 x 1440 mm (frame), framed under Perspex by Art Passepartout, Berlin, white mount and white timber frame. Image number one from the series of nine photographs Something More, printed in an edition of 30 …

  • # 15381

GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

Taïti

    # 15381

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Taïti

    [Papeete?] : L. Gauthier, [c.1910]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers with photographic onlay to front, original silk ties, pp [2 text], [12] leaves of plates with 31 photographs by Lucien Gauthier, and Art Nouveau-style colour illustrations by Ed. Rocher; a very good copy of a stunningly designed publication.

  • [GEELONG] Photographic portraits of Rebecca Greenwood (née Morrison) and her children
[GEORGE WILLIAM PERRY; WILMOT & KEY; JOSEPH TURNER]

# 7085

    # 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 …

  • # 15321

MUMEYA, M.

A game of draw poker on the beach. Photo taken at Hong Kong, China, Sept. 17 1898.

    # 15321

    MUMEYA, M.

    A game of draw poker on the beach. Photo taken at Hong Kong, China, Sept. 17 1898.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 108 x 165 mm (mount), recto with gilt lettered imprint of ‘M. Mumeya, No. 8a Queen’s Road C. Hongkong’; verso with the studio’s elaborate illustrated back mark, incorporating the phrase ‘Japanese photographer’, a contemporary inscription in ink identifying the four American sailors in the …

  • # 15324

SANG, A.

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

    # 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.’, …

  • # 15350

OBERGASSNER, M.

[BOER WAR] Propaganda photograph promoting the cause of German Boers, taken in Munich in 1900.

    # 15350

    OBERGASSNER, M.

    [BOER WAR] Propaganda photograph promoting the cause of German Boers, taken in Munich in 1900.

    Munich : M. Obergassner, 1900. Silver gelatin photograph, 125 x 175 mm, embossed imprint of ‘M. Obergassner … München, 1900’, on original board mount with imprint of the Munich photographic studio of M. Obergassner, contemporary caption in pencil to lower margin ‘Taken in Germany during the South African War’; the photograph is in fine condition; …

  • # 15000

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

Photographic portrait of the explorer Robert O’Hara Burke

$3,300.00

    # 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 …

  • # 15048

[HOGG, John J., attributed]

Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal youth holding a sword club, Queensland, circa 1895

$650.00

    # 15048

    [HOGG, John J., attributed]

    Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal youth holding a sword club, Queensland, circa 1895

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x mm, unmounted; no photographer’s imprint; some corner creasing at upper right corner, otherwise in good condition. The young subject is holding a sword club from the Queensland rainforest region; the other studio props are a Queensland Gulmari shield and a fighting boomerang. The photographer was possibly John Hogg, who produced …

  • # 15038

KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

“Warryne”. Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W.

$650.00

    # 15038

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    “Warryne”. Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative ‘1954. “Warryne”. Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W. Kerry Photo. Sydney’; blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; a strong print with good tonal range, light foxing and mild creasing at the corners. A compelling portrait by Charles Kerry …

  • # 15063

KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

Aboriginal warrior, Bellinger River.

$225.00

    # 15063

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Aboriginal warrior, Bellinger River.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative ‘2017. Aboriginal warrior, Bellinger River. Kerry Photo’; blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; a strong print but extensive foxing. The Bellinger River is located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, between Nambucca Heads …

  • Photographic portraits of a father and his two children, Sydney, circa 1865
GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton, 1825-1904
# 14795

    # 14795

    GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton, 1825-1904

    Photographic portraits of a father and his two children, Sydney, circa 1865

    Three albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm, versos with imprint of T.S. Glaister. Sydney; the albumen prints in very good condition, the mounts with a tiny amount of pale foxing. The professional photographer Thomas Glaister arrived in Melbourne in 1854 from New York, but by 1855 had opened a studio …

  • Photographic portrait of Rev. William Curnow, Wesleyan minister and journalist, Sydney, 1865-68
NEWMAN, John Hubert
# 14831

    # 14831

    NEWMAN, John Hubert

    Photographic portrait of Rev. William Curnow, Wesleyan minister and journalist, Sydney, 1865-68

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (107 x 64 mm, mount; 60 x 48 mm, oval image); inscribed beneath image in ink in a contemporary hand 'Rev. W. Curnow'; recto and verso with imprint of J.H. Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney; recto with light staining and rubbing. Wesleyan Methodist clergyman and journalist William Curnow …

  • Photographs of Marind-Anim people, southern Dutch New Guinea, circa 1935
Photographer unknown.
# 14804

    # 14804

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographs of Marind-Anim people, southern Dutch New Guinea, circa 1935

    Group of 6 (of 12) silver gelatin photographs, each 97 x 69 mm, accompanied by their original envelope printed in Japanese Ran-ryō niuginia Shima shokujinshu no fūzoku [=Customs of a Species of Cannibals from Dutch New-Guinea]; the photographs and envelope are in very good condition. The Marind-Anim inhabit the southeastern region of what was formerly …

  • Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning, Adelaide, circa 1864
HOOD, John 1839-1924; DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888

# 7904

    # 7904

    HOOD, John 1839-1924, colourist (attributed); DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888, photographer (attributed)

    Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning, Adelaide, circa 1864

    Albumen print photograph overpainted in oils, 123 x 116 mm, laid down on its original wood mount; in fine condition; unfortunately the original frame is now lost, the back of which, according to the previous owner, bore the printed label of the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea, 66 & 68 King William Street, Adelaide. The …

  • Photographic portrait of an adolescent girl with light auburn hair, West Maitland, circa 1875
CURTIS, A.
# 14737

    # 14737

    CURTIS, A.

    Photographic portrait of an adolescent girl with light auburn hair, West Maitland, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 60 mm, recto of mount imprinted at bottom margin 'A. Curtis, Late E. Hart, West Maitland'; verso with period inscription in pencil 'C. Match Melbourne v. Syd. Melb. won by 25 runs'; the albumen print is a little pale and has some mild …

  • [CIRCUS HISTORY] The Australian Wild Children
LENTZ BROS.
# 14569

    # 14569

    LENTZ BROS.

    [CIRCUS HISTORY] The Australian Wild Children

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 115 mm, printed caption on mount beneath image, verso with studio imprint of Lentz Bros., Peru, Ind[iana].; the albumen print is a little faded and has some light marks; the mount is in good condition. A portrait of two microencephalic sideshow 'freaks', whose physical appearance …

  • An intriguing Australian colonial photograph, circa 1870
Photographer unknown.
# 14374

    # 14374

    Photographer unknown.

    An intriguing Australian colonial photograph, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph,155 x 110 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth century card mount, 250 x 180 mm; both the albumen print and mount are foxed (the mount more heavily so).  Dating to around 1870, this photograph was probably taken by a travelling photographer somewhere in regional eastern or southern Australia. Two gentlemen and …

  • Great suffragette demonstration in London. The Australian section
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
# 14528

    # 14528

    ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.

    Great suffragette demonstration in London. The Australian section

    forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., [1911]. Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …

  • Photographic portrait of a young Tahitian man, circa 1870
[HOARE, Susan, attributed]
# 14407

    # 14407

    [HOARE, Susan, attributed]

    Photographic portrait of a young Tahitian man, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format with arched top edge, 93 x 60 mm, laid down on section of its original nineteenth century album leaf with decorative border in pencil; in good condition. 

  • Photographic portrait of a three young Tahitian women, circa 1870
[HOARE, Susan, attributed]
# 14408

    # 14408

    [HOARE, Susan, attributed]

    Photographic portrait of a three young Tahitian women, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format with arched top edge, 93 x 60 mm, laid down on section of its original nineteenth century album leaf with decorative border in pencil; in good condition.

  • Photographic portraits of native men, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 14235

    # 14235

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portraits of native men, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910

    Three large format photographic magic lantern glass slides, each 120 x 90 mm, the mounts with paper labels bearing the same contemporary manuscript caption in German Admiralitätsinseln (Admiralty Islands) and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; all three slides are in superb condition.  These powerful portrait photographs were taken not …

  • Photographic portraits of Germans and natives, Neu-Mecklenburg, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 14236

    # 14236

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portraits of Germans and natives, Neu-Mecklenburg, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910

    Two large format photographic magic lantern glass slides, each 90 x 120 mm, the mounts with paper labels bearing the same contemporary manuscript caption in German Neu-Mecklenburg (the German name for New Ireland) and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; both slides are in superb condition. These intimate portrait …

  • Views and portraits taken in Queenscliff and Melbourne by Dr. MacDougall, Victorian Artillery, 1890s
MACDOUGALL, Ronald, Dr.
# 14234

    # 14234

    MACDOUGALL, Ronald, Dr.

    Views and portraits taken in Queenscliff and Melbourne by Dr. MacDougall, Victorian Artillery, 1890s

    A group of 18 photographs by amateur photographer Dr. Ronald MacDougall, Surgeon-Captain of the Victorian Artillery, Queenscliff; comprising 14 albumen prints and 4 bromide prints, most large format, laid down on 7 original album leaves of thick card, with MacDougall's accompanying manuscript captions; the prints are in very good condition overall, with occasional foxing. This …

  • [BLACK AMERICANA] Future Rulers of Florida
GROUP SERIES
# 14186

    # 14186

    GROUP SERIES

    [BLACK AMERICANA] Future Rulers of Florida

    [U.S.A.] : “Group Series”, [between 1890 and 1900]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, 77 x 145 mm, mount 90 x 170 mm, captioned in negative Future Rulers of Florida; the mount imprinted “Group Series”; verso blank; the print is in good condition with slight loss of contrast to the left side; note that the print is …

  • Photographic portrait of the artist John Shirlow
[SHIRLOW, John 1869-1936]; SMITH, Julian 1873-1948

# 5541

    # 5541

    [SHIRLOW, John 1869-1936]; SMITH, Julian 1873-1948

    Photographic portrait of the artist John Shirlow

    Circa 1931. Gelatin silver print on textured paper, 390 x 310 mm, laid down on a contemporary mount of thick board, the print in fine condition (a tiny paper adhesion to lower edge). A superb portrait of the Melbourne artist John Shirlow – more noted for his etching than his painting -holding a brush and palette.  …

  • Studio portrait of four young Maori women, circa 1867
HARDING, William James
# 14022

    # 14022

    HARDING, William James

    Studio portrait of four young Māori women, circa 1867

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 91 x 62 mm, mount 105 x 63 mm, blind stamped W.J. Harding at lower right margin; verso with contemporary inscription 'Group of Maorie Ladies For Mr. J. Allison'; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.  A fine studio portrait by the early Whanganui photographer, …

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    # 13991

    Photographer unknown.

    Portrait of a Māori with facial tattooing, moko

    Circa 1870. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 78 x 55 mm (image), 104 x 63 mm (mount), no photographer's imprint; verso with early pencilled inscription Paull Haks; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A fine studio portrait of a Māori man with facial tattooing, moko, wearing European clothing.

  • Silver miners near Zeehan, northwest Tasmania, 1891-94
BISHOP-OSBORNE, John
# 14008

    # 14008

    BISHOP-OSBORNE, John

    Silver miners near Zeehan, northwest Tasmania, 1891-94

    Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 110 x 160 mm, verso with wet stamp of J. Bishop-Osborne; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  According to Davies and Stanbury (Mechanical Eye), the Hobart photographer John Bishop-Osborne was based at Zeehan in the state's northwest between 1891 and 1894. Large deposits of …

  • “Splash”, the platypus : a small archive of ephemera relating to this celebrated animal
[EADIE, Robert, 1863-1949]
# 14003

    # 14005

    [VICTORIA. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE] Photographer unknown.

    Photograph of the Victorian Better Farming Train and associated dignitaries, 1924

    Gelatin silver photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount; the print has some mild staining and the mount is lightly foxed. The Better Farming Train was an agricultural demonstration train which toured Victoria in the 1920s to promote better farming practices. The Department of Agriculture described the train as an …

  • Photographic portrait of an awkward youth, Adelaide, circa 1870
FRANCIS, W.A. (William Augustus)
# 13994

    # 13994

    FRANCIS, W.A. (William Augustus)

    Photographic portrait of an awkward youth, Adelaide, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of W.A. Francis, Photographer and Artist, 93 Hindley St. Adelaide; both the albumen print and mount are fine condition. Although Davies and Stanbury (Mechanical Eye) list addresses for a number of W.A. Francis' studios in Adelaide from 1863 on, his premises …

  • Patent Diamond Cameo carte de visite with portraits of a young woman, Melbourne, 1865-67
DAVIES & CO.
# 13993

    # 13993

    DAVIES & CO.

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

    Albumen print photographs on a carte de visite mount, four Patent Diamond Cameo portraits of an unidentified young woman, each 27 x 24 mm, card mount 100 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of Davies & Co., Post Office Photographic Studio, 7 Bourke Street East, next the Herald Office, Melbourne; the portraits and mount in fine …

  • [GOLD RUSH] Ambrotype of Samuel and Elizabeth Bates, emigrants to Australia, 1855
Photographer unknown.
# 13238

    # 13238

    Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD RUSH] Ambrotype of Samuel and Elizabeth Bates, emigrants to Australia, 1855

    [United Kingdom or France] : [s.n.], 1855. Quarter plate ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, 130 x 105 mm, with original passe-partout frame comprising the cover glass (180 x 140 mm) and papered chip-board preserver with oval cut-out and gold painted border; the ambrotype with the original blackened backing paper intact, affixed to the back of …

  • Chang the Chinese Giant, Ballarat, 1870
BARDWELL'S ROYAL STUDIO; [CHANG WOO GOW, 1841-1893]
# 13797

    # 13797

    BARDWELL'S ROYAL STUDIO; [CHANG WOO GOW, 1841-1893]

    Chang the Chinese Giant, Ballarat, 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm; verso imprinted Bardwell's Royal Studio, opposite the Theatre, Ballarat; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount has a few light handling marks but is otherwise good. Chang Woo Gow, who was known professionally as Chang the Chinese Giant, was born in Canton Province, …

  • Shearing sheep by machine in North Queensland
CAPRA, Giuseppe (1873-1952)
# 13894

    # 13894

    CAPRA, Giuseppe (1873-1952)

    Shearing sheep by machine in North Queensland

    Circa 1910. [Title from translation of inscription verso]. Silver gelatin photograph, 165 x 210 mm, contemporary inscriptions in ink verso: “Tosatura a macchina delle pecore in N. Queensland” and “D.G. Capra, Pont St Martin”; unmounted; tiny crease at top right corner, otherwise fine. A photograph showing the animated interior of a Queensland shearing shed. A …

  • [EQUESTRIAN] Napoleon I.
NETTLETON, Charles
# 13822

    # 13822

    NETTLETON, Charles

    [EQUESTRIAN] Napoleon I.

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 64 mm (mount), recto imprinted at lower margin Napoleon I. C. Nettleton, Photo. Melbourne; blank verso; the albumen print with slight loss of contrast; the mount in fine condition. A possibly unrecorded photograph of a horse trainer and his performing horse, Napoleon I, taken …

  • [EQUESTRIAN] Lion and Tiger
NETTLETON, Charles
# 13821

    # 13821

    NETTLETON, Charles

    [EQUESTRIAN] Lion and Tiger

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 106 mm (mount), recto imprinted at lower margin Lion & Tiger. C. Nettleton, Photo. Melbourne; blank verso; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  A possibly unrecorded photograph of a horse trainer and his two performing horses, Lion and Tiger, taken …

  • Le numéro Barbette : Man Ray photographies inédites
RAY, Man (1890-1976); COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963); STEEGMULLER, Francis
# 13745

    # 13745

    RAY, Man (1890-1976); COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963); STEEGMULLER, Francis

    Le numéro Barbette : Man Ray photographies inédites

    [Paris] : Jacques Damase, 1980. First edition, first printing. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp 76, with essays on Barbette (American female impersonator, acrobat and trapeze artist Vander Clyde, 1888-1973) by Jean Cocteau (originally published in La Nouvelle Revue Français, 1926) and Francis Steegmuller; illustrations in black and white, including numerous full page reproductions of Man …

  • Photographic portrait of Margaret Chirnside and her dying son, aged 10 weeks, Melbourne, 1877
Batchelder & Co.

# 4203

    # 4203

    Batchelder & Co.

    Photographic portrait of Margaret Chirnside and her dying son, aged 10 weeks, Melbourne, 1877

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm, recto and verso with imprint of Batchelder & Co., 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne, verso inscribed in contemporary hand J. Albert Chirnside, born 6 Feb, died 18 April 77. Both albumen print and mount in excellent condition. John Albert Chirnside's obituary notice …

  • The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy
LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY
# 13464

    # 13464

    LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

    The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy

    London : London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, [1873]. Woodburytype photograph, carte de visite format (103 x 63 mm), recto of mount with printed caption to lower margin The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy, verso with photographer's imprint; both the Woodburytpe and mount are in fie condition. The case of the Tichborne claimant produced two of …

  • Photographic portrait of a military officer in dress uniform, Melbourne, circa 1865
BATCHELDER'S
# 13406

    # 13406

    BATCHELDER'S

    Photographic portrait of a military officer in dress uniform, Melbourne, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm, verso with imprint of “Batchelder's, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne”; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  The (as yet) unidentified subject of this mid-1860s Melbourne studio portrait is a staff officer of high rank, either a lieutenant or a captain, …

  • [NEW ZEALAND WARS] Photograph taken on board HMS Eclipse at Port Royal, Jamaica, circa 1866
Photographer unknown.
# 12923

    # 12923

    Photographer unknown.

    [NEW ZEALAND WARS] Photograph taken on board HMS Eclipse at Port Royal, Jamaica, circa 1866

    Albumen print photograph in arched format, 175 x 235 mm, unmounted; no photographer's imprint; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil “Port Royal”; evidently removed at some point from a nineteenth century window mount, and accompanied by a later typed caption label “Company on board H.M. Ship Eclipse”; the albumen print has some pale foxing in …

  • Wedding portrait of an Aboriginal couple, Kooniba Mission, west coast of South Australia, circa 1925
Photographer unknown.
# 13061

    # 13061

    Photographer unknown.

    Wedding portrait of an Aboriginal couple, Koonibba Mission, west coast South Australia, circa 1925

    Private [i.e. non-commercial] photograph on Velox paper, 101 x 75 mm; verso with paper adhesions from an old album page, but with the violet wet stamp “Velox” still visible; in fine condition. The plaque on the stone building behind the unidentified couple is the foundation stone of the Lutheran Children's Home, Koonibba, which was opened …

  • Photographic portrait of a man holding a crutch, Adelaide, 1861-62
GOODE, Bernard
# 13048

    # 13048

    GOODE, Bernard

    Photographic portrait of a man holding a crutch, Adelaide, 1861-62

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 92 x 58 mm, mount 106 x 64 mm, verso with imprint of B. Goode, Photographic Artist, 155, Rundle Street, Near the 'York Hotel'; the albumen print has a few tiny areas of loss at the left edge, but is   otherwise in very good condition with a …

  • Photographic portrait of a Royal Navy Commodore, Sydney, 1867-77
BOAKE, Barcroft Capel
# 12180

    # 12180

    BOAKE, Barcroft Capel

    Photographic portrait of a Royal Navy Commodore, Sydney, 1867-77

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm, image 77 x 55 mm (oval format), blind stamped lower left Boake Sydney; the verso with imprint of B.C. Boake. Photographer. 330 George St. Sydney. (over Mr. Jones, Jeweller &c.); both the the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  …

  • Photographic portrait of the writer Henry Kingsley
Photographer unknown. [KINGSLEY, Henry, 1830-1876]
# 12129

    # 12129

    Photographer unknown. [KINGSLEY, Henry, 1830-1876]

    Photographic portrait of the writer Henry Kingsley

    [U.K. : s.n., between 1860 and 1865]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 93 x 59 mm, laid down on a contemporary mount of thin card, recto of mount with contemporary inscription in ink 'Henry Kingsley'; verso blank; the albumen print in very good condition, the mount a little roughened along the right hand edge …

  • Aboriginal men with boomerangs, baskets and spear. Coranderrk, near Healesville, Victoria, circa 1905
UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD (publishers)
# 12144

    # 12144

    UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD (publishers)

    Aboriginal men with boomerangs, baskets and spear. Coranderrk, near Healesville, Victoria, circa 1905

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image 80 x 80 mm, mount 87 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption Sons of Australia's aboriginal huntsmen and warriors, with their boomerangs, publishers' sequence numbers and imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London etc.; verso with printed information about the Australian Aborigines, including mention that the …

  • [GOLD RUSH] Portrait of Lola Montez, dancer and courtesan.
MONTEZ, Lola (1818-1861); STIELER, F.K., (artist); Photographer unknown.
# 12162

    # 12162

    MONTEZ, Lola (1818-1861); STIELER, F.K., (artist); Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD RUSH] Portrait of Lola Montez, dancer and courtesan.

    Circa 1861. Albumen print photograph of a painting by German artist F.K. Stieler, commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1847, when Montez was 28 years old; carte de visite format, 95 x 63 mm, no photographer's imprint, verso with contemporary inscriptiion in pencil Lola Montez; trimmed at left and right margins, otherwise very …