Photographs - Portraits

  • # 18849

    WENDT, Frank

    Australian Aborigines from North Queensland in R.A. Cunningham’s second touring company, New York, early 1894.

    New York : Frank Wendt, [1894]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (105 x 163 mm, mount), recto imprinted in gold lettering at left hand margin ‘Australian Boomerang Throwers. Frank Wendt, Photo. Artist, New York’; the albumen print with some very light surface rubbing, else fine; verso blank. There are very few known photographic images …

  • # 18228

    Photographers unknown.

    West Australian Aborigines 1883

    [Title from caption on mount]. Four albumen print photographs, each in carte de visite format (three are 90 x 60 mm; one 85 x 55 mm), mounted recto of a leaf of thick card removed from a nineteenth century album; inscribed in ink at centre of mount ‘West Australian Aborigines 1883’; the album owner decorated …

  • # 18631

    GOULTER, C. Ezra

    Photographic portrait of a man with a wooden leg, Melbourne, circa 1876

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Goulter, Chapel Street, Prahran’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  

  • # 18626


    A family posing outside their house, Sunny Corner, central west New South Wales, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 113 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘The Eclipse Photo Compy., G.B.D. Kitch & Co., Sunny Corner’; the albumen print is in fine condition and has great detail; the mount with a small mark to the margin recto, otherwise also fine. Sunny Corner, originally a coal …

  • # 18916

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The Victoria Volunteer Engineers in camp near Melbourne, 1871

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 270 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original album page, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image ‘Victoria Engineer Volunteers [sic] in Camp near Melbourne 1871’; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition, and the page is free from foxing. This large format composition shows the …

  • # 18587


    Photographic portrait of a barman pouring beer, Sydney, 1892.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 108 mm (mount); recto imprinted ‘Adelaide Photo. Company. Corner of Pitt St. and Park St., Sydney. Over Drew’s Stationery Depot’; in fine condition, with the original illustrated tissue guard still attached. A superb Australian occupational cabinet card. According to Davies & Stanbury (Mechanical Eye) the Adelaide Photo. Company …

  • # 19081


    Mrs. Wilson dressed in riding habit. Wellington, New Zealand, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘E.S. Richards, Photographer, Wellington, N.Z.’, and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Mrs Wilson, New Zealand’; the albumen print has a surface scratch in the sky area at upper right and a few pinholes at top margin, but …

  • # 18893

    [JAMAR, Jacques]; [COMET, Rita]

    Photograph album containing portraits of a Belgian Lazarist missionary to China, and including a group of late Qing traditional paper and silk Chinese dolls. Circa 1903-1964

    Photograph album, circa 1900. Small oblong quarto (165 x 235 mm), half morocco with ornamental gilt rule over faux crocodile papered boards, original floral-patterned lining papers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of bookseller and stationer Gilon, Verviers (Belgium); [20] leaves of thick card, containing 4 cabinet card format portrait photographs of Lazarist missionary Father Jacques …

  • # 18806

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal men painted for corroboree, New South Wales, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 151 x 108 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso blank; both the albumen print and gilt-edged mount are fine condition. Taken in an unknown location in New South Wales, but attributed to Sydney-based photographer John Paine (another copy sighted with Paine’s imprint verso).

  • # 18836

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    New South Wales Aborigine posing with lil-lil club and shield, Sydney, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 197 x 150 mm, laid down on original album page of thick card; contemporary caption in ink to mount beneath image ‘Australian Aboriginal, N.S.W.’ (reflecting the original handwritten generic caption in the negative, which was trimmed before mounting); the albumen print and mount are in very good condition; verso with a view …

  • # 18975

    LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)

    “Snowy and his gin”. Grafton, northern New South Wales, 1870-73.

    [Pirated printing, probably 1880-90]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 93 x 57 mm; no photographer’s or publisher’s imprint; mounted on section cut from the original split album page, with a generic caption in period hand in ink beneath image ‘Aboriginals of Australia’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. This …

  • # 18632


    Photographic portrait of a top-hatted gentleman and his horse, Melbourne, circa 1862

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Photographic Artists, Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print, with wonderfully rich tonal range and detail, and mount are in fine condition. A very early outdoor Melbourne carte de visite.  

  • # 18583

    Photographer unknown.

    Woodchopping competition, Ballarat, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on an old album page; no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘Wood cutting competition, Ballarat’; this inscription by the previous owner was based on original inscriptions on other photographs removed from the album, which were all taken in the Ballarat area; …

  • # 18557


    Photographic portrait of John W. Erwin, civil engineer and prominent citizen of Hamilton, Ohio, circa 1878.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso with contemporary caption in ink ‘John W. Erwin’ and imprint of ‘Whitehead’s Art Gallery, Rumple’s Building, Hamilton, O.’; a strong albumen print in very good condition (a couple of small ink spots), the mount clean. Engineer and philanthropist John W. Erwin (1808-1889) …

  • # 18812

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890)

    A volunteer infantry unit on parade at Angelsea Barracks, Hobart Town, circa 1867

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm, recto imprinted ‘Samuel Clifford’ at right margin of mount, verso with Clifford’s back mark featuring an illustration of the medal awarded to him at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, 1866, for ‘Architectural & Landscape Photography’, and also mentioning his exhibit at the New Zealand Exhibition (Dunedin) in …

  • # 18805

    MANNING, Charles H.

    Photographic portrait of Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, Governor of South Australia 1877-1883

    Circa 1878. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 55 x 37 mm (image), on green celluloid mount with decorative embossed border, 106 x 63 mm, recto with gilt lettered imprint of ‘Duryea’s Studio, Adelaide … C.H. Manning, Adelaide … His Excellency Major-General Sir William Jervois, K.G.C.M.G., C.B., Governor of South Australia. Photographed by C.H. Manning, …