Photographs - Topographic

  • # 16487

    MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

    Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …

  • # 16355

    [GILL, S. T.].

    14 views of Old Adelaide.

    From sketches in 1840 – 1849 by S. T. Gill, F. R. Nixon, S. Calvert & O. Korn. [Adelaide] : E. S. Wigg & Son, n.d. [c.1880]. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered half-morocco and pebbled cloth boards (stain to front board), expertly recased, hinges strengthened, with the original binder’s ticket of Wigg & Son, Adelaide, patterned endpapers, …

  • # 16204

    SABIN, S.P.

    Interior of a joss house, Shanghai, circa 1900

    Two silver albumen print photographs, each 105 x 146 mm, mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 and 1908, including S.S. Oriental, S.S. Coromandel and S.S. Sobraon; …

  • # 16169

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The first Scots Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil (in error) ‘Independent Ch. Collins Street’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny amount of foxing but in very good condition. This view, taken from opposite St. Michael’s Church (not …

  • # 16124

    Photographer unknown.

    Buchan Caves, Gippsland : photographic views of cave interiors

    [Victoria, Australia : Photographer and publisher unknown, circa 1947]. Seventeen black and white photographs, in format 55 x 84 mm, all with printed captions in the negative; in corner mounts (i.e. the photographs are removable) on 3 album pages; all in fine condition. The honeycomb of limestone caves located near the township of Bucan in …

  • # 16123

    Photographer unknown.

    Cave House, Jenolan, circa 1897

    Albumen print photograph, 205 x 155 mm, laid down on its original board mount; manuscript caption in negative ‘Cave House Jenolan’ followed by indistinct sequence number ‘1681’ (?); no photographer’s imprint; albumen print in good condition with a few light marks; mount with scattered foxing recto and verso. The Jenolan Caves, located in the Blue …

  • # 16065

    BEATO, Felice (English, born Italy, 1832-1909)

    [JAPANESE EXECUTIONS] Crucifixion & Gokumon

    [Title from caption in negative]. [Japan : Felice Beato, between 1863 and 1868]. Hand-coloured silver albumen print, 215 x 275 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century album page, contemporary inscription in pencil to mount ‘Japanese executions’; albumen print with short tear at bottom edge and some light creasing. The Anglo-Italian travelling photographer Felice (or …

  • # 16173

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Melbourne Savings Bank, corner of Market Street and Flinders Lane West, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Savings Bank’; no photographer’s imprint; slight fading at the left hand edge, otherwise a strong albumen print with excellent …

  • # 16177

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    General Post Office, corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘P.O. Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16175

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Library, Parliament House from gardens on corner of Albert and Spring Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Parlt. House’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16168

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Congregationalist Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Mr. Henderson’s Ch.’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny …

  • # 16167

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Bank of Victoria, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Bank Victoria Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a small amount of pale foxing. The Bank of Victoria, at 34-36 Collins Street, was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by …

  • # 16174

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Oriental Bank, corner of Queen Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Oriental Bank’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in …

  • # 16176

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Treasury Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 15976

    WASHBOURNE, Thomas J.

    The Windfall

    [Title from caption on label]. [Victoria, Australia] : Thomas J. Washbourne, [circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 98 x 156 mm, laid down on its original card mount, verso with printed paper label ‘VICTORIAN VIEWS Photographed by T.J. Washbourne. Melbourne Depot : 89 Swanston Street’, bearing contemporary manuscript title of the work ‘The Windfall’; a second, …

  • # 15714

    [SCOTT, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912]

    An album of photographs documenting Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913; [together with] A manuscript plan of the Discovery, and two letters of Scott relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04.

    1. A rare photographic chronicle of the most celebrated expedition in the history of polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, officially known as the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Album of press photographs by various English and New Zealand agencies, 1910-1913. Small folio (310 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards (rubbed and …

  • # 15960

    ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.

    Great suffragette demonstration in London : The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square.

    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. 11,951, printed title beneath the images The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square, recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs …

  • # 16026

    STOPPS, A.J. (lithographer); ACKLEY & ROCHLITZ, photographers; BLUNDELL, James J. (publisher)

    [GOLD RUSH] Camp Buildings, Beechworth

    [Melbourne] : James J. Blundell, [c.1856]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 250 x 200 mm (folded in half), first side with lithographed image in black ink 125 x 200 mm (irregular), in the image lower left ‘On stone by A.J. Stopps, from a daguerreotype by Acley (sic) & Rochletz (sic)’ and lower right ‘Pubd. by James J. …

  • # 15429

    Anon.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79

    The emigrant ship Cape Finisterre sailed from London in December 1878, and arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 31 March 1879. One of the passengers on board was James J. Ledger, whose hand-illustrated manuscript journal In Search of a Home at the Antipodes documents his voyage experience. Ledger’s important journal is now held in the collection of the …

  • # 15062

    IMPERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY [METCALFE, Daniel F.]

    [PHOTOGRAPHIC PANORAMA] Brisbane from Observatory in 4 pieces.

    [Title from contemporary inscription verso]. Brisbane : Imperial Photographic Company, [c.1880]. Photographic panorama comprised of four contiguous albumen prints, each 250 x 280 mm, versos with wet stamp of ‘Imperial Photo. Coy. Brisbane’ and contemporary sequence numbers 1-4 in pencil, number 3 also inscribed with title ‘Brisbane from Observatory in 4 pieces’; the four albumen …

  • # 15834

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] Brighton Beach on Boxing Day, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 130 x 183 mm, laid down on section of a nineteenth century album leaf; the print is in fine condition with rich, dark tones. A splendid image capturing Melburnians at leisure on the foreshore at Brighton. The National Library of Australia holds a copy of the same photograph, which is captioned ‘Brighton …

  • # 15811

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888); "W.S.E."

    Carte de visite with an acrostic laudatory poem to Tasmanian newspaper publisher and editor John Campbell Macdougall

    Albumen print photograph of a lithographed poem titled ‘An Acrostic’, dated and initialled in the image ‘Hobart Town, 9th August 1848 / W.S.E.’, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Artist & Photographer, by Appointment, 66 & 68 King William St., Adelaide / Prize Medal, Universal Exhibition 1867’; both the …

  • # 15591

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Government House, Perth, Western Australia, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso with contemporary caption in ink ‘View of Government House, Perth, West. Australia’; the albumen print somewhat faded, the mount free from foxing. Government House, Perth was completed in 1864. This photograph of the Jacobean Revival style building was taken by …

  • # 15333

    [BREWER & CO.]

    Views of Hong Kong : 12 real photographs for your snap-shot album

    [Hong Kong] : [Brewer & Co.], [c.1920]. “Series 1.” Twelve silver gelatin photographs, in format 60 x 85 mm, no photographer’s imprint, most with handwritten captions in the negative, versos blank; contained loose within their original printed card mailing envelope, 70 x 90 mm, with a George V Hong Kong four cent postage stamp placed in the …

  • # 15803

    LEE, Laurence

    Archive of private photographs taken by an Australian soldier on the Western Front in 1918

    A significant unofficial photographic record of the Western Front in 1918, taken with a private camera by a young Australian soldier from Perth; a total of 267 photographs contained in four albums. Private Laurence Lee, 7994, 16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement, A.I.F., a labourer from Western Australia, enlisted at Perth on 29 August 1917, at the age of 19. His …

  • # 15734

    Photographer unknown.

    The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    [Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.

  • # 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.

  • # 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; …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15819

    SALT, M.; [REDFERN, Richard]

    [NEW ZEALAND] View of the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage at Paparoa, home of Rev. T.N. Griffin, circa 1885.

    Silver albumen print photograph, 105 x 155 mm, on cabinet card mount of Auckland photographer R. Redfern; verso with near contemporary paper label inscribed ‘Mr. M. Salt / Paparoa W[esleyan] Parsonage, taken 5 years ago. Revd. T.N. Griffin & W[ife]’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. This photograph was taken around 1885 by …

  • # 15940

    [MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY; ARGENTINA] Agar Cross & Co., Buenos Aires : a photographic archive, c 1912

    A group of twenty-one large format bromide print photographs (230 x 150 mm), all unmounted (some minor edge tears and curling, but overall good condition), showing the premises of the major Argentinian manufacturing import enterprise, Agar Cross & Co. Ltd, Buenos Aires, c 1912. Photographer unknown. Most of the photographs bear a typed caption verso. …

  • # 14821

    Photographer unknown.

    A family at the seaside, Colwyn Bay, Wales, circa 1900

    Five stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 73 x 80 mm, side-by-side on their original plain mounts, each 92 x 177 mm; verso of one with with contemporary inscription in ink 'On the beach, Colwyn Bay'; the prints and mounts are all in very good condition. Charming group of late Victorian (or early …

  • # 14820

    WORGAN, Herbert

    Crowd awaiting entertainment, Douglas Head, Isle of Man, circa 1900

    Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Neggars [?] on Douglas Head, Isle of Man'; in the background is a large sign advertising concerts organised by the Pavilion Theatre …

  • # 14819

    WORGAN, Herbert

    Photographer setting up his camera on Marine Drive, Douglas Head, Isle of Man, circa 1900

    Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Isle of Man, Douglas Head'; the prints are in very good condition; the mount has a tiny amount of foxing, confined to …

  • # 14818

    WORGAN, Herbert

    The Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man, circa 1900

    Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man''; the prints are in very good condition; the mount has a small amount of foxing, confined to …

  • # 14805

    Photographer unknown.

    Aerial view of the Meat Works, Myilly Point and Point Emery, Darwin, circa 1925

    Black and white photograph on printing out paper, 85 x 135 mm, handwritten caption in the negative 'The Meat Works, Myilly Point & Point Emery, Darwin'; fine condition.

  • # 14803

    Photographer unknown.

    Crocodile hunt, Daly River, Northern Territory, circa 1925

    Black and white photograph on printing out paper, 85 x 135 mm, handwritten caption in the negative 'A Fine Pair, Daly River'; fine condition.

  • # 14802

    BUSCALL, Jack

    Meridian ant hills, Northern Territory, circa 1925

    Black and white photograph on glossy printing out paper, 90 x 140 mm, handwritten caption in negative 'Meridian ant hills'; verso wet stamped 'Jack Buscall, Darwin, N.A. [i.e. Northern Australia]'; in fine condition.  Photographs taken by Jack Buscall are held in the collections of the National Library of Australia and the Northern Territory Library.

  • # 14800

    Photographer unknown.

    Tasmanian Smelting Co. Works, Zeehan, Tasmania, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 84 x 84 mm, small typed paper label with caption '104. Zeehan'; in fine condition.

  • # 14798

    Photographer unknown.

    Great Cobar Copper Mine, Cobar, central western New South Wales, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 84 x 84 mm, small typed paper label with caption '105. Cobar'; in fine condition.

  • # 14733

    Photographer unknown.

    Rio Vista. Residence of Mr. Chaffey, Mildura.

    [Circa 1914]. Gelatin silver print photograph with hand tinting, printed on postcard stock, 88 x 140 mm; postally used from Williamstown (Melbourne) to South Africa; the message verso is dated June 14 1914 and reads: 'This picture represents the residence of one of the founders of the Mildura settlement (founded in 1887 by two brothers …

  • # 14430

    NETTLETON, Charles

    [MELBOURNE] Railway Pier, Williamstown

    [Melbourne : Charles Nettleton, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 133 x 202 mm, on its original board mount, printed caption below image 'Railway Pier, Williamstown' and imprint of 'C. Nettleton, Photo., Melbourne'; the albumen print with mottling in the negative but in good condition; the mount clean. A companion photograph to Nettleton's more famous series …

  • # 14251

    SYDNEY MAIL NEWSPAPER

    Loading blocks of granodiorite to be used in constructing the pylons of the Harbour Bridge. Moruya.

    [Sydney] : Sydney Mail, [between 1925 and 1931]. Panoramic photograph from two gelatin silver prints, 143 x 340 mm, laid down on its original board mount; verso with wet stamp 'Copyright Photograph by “Sydney Mail”'; the gelatin prints are in very good condition; accompanied by contemporary card inscribed 'Loading blocks of granodiorite to be used …

  • # 14025

    NEWMAN, John Hubert

    Welcome Arch for Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe Coburg and Gotha, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 1868

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite, 59 x 84 mm, 65 x 106 mm (mount); verso imprinted with the photographer's monogram and J.H. Newman 53, South Head Road, Sydney, and with several contemporary inscriptions identifying landmarks in the photograph: 'Macquarie St. / Mint / Infirmary / Legislative Assembly / Scotch Church / Rev. Allwood's / …

  • # 14054

    HAIGH, Edward (active Melbourne, 1861-62)

    Market Place, Geelong, circa 1861

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image approximately 82 x 73 mm, mount 83 x 165 mm, verso with original printed paper label of the photographer Edward Haigh; the stereoscopic prints and the mounts are in fine condition. The English photographer Edward Haigh, who had studied with the Crimean War photographer Roger Fenton, arrived in Melbourne …

  • # 13637

    METCALFE & BENNETT

    [PHOTOGRAPHIC MONTAGE] Queensland in Miniature

    1878-79. Albumen print of a photographic montage, cabinet card format, 107 x 165 mm, captioned in the negative at lower margin Queensland in Miniature, and with the photographers' studio information at the centre of the image, Metcalfe & Bennett, Artist Photographers, Queen Street, Brisbane; the verso is blank; the albumen print is in good condition …

  • # 13471

    GINNINGS, J.T.

    Mechanics’ Institute building, far southwest Victoria or southeast South Australia, circa 1868

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm; verso with the imprint of J.T. Ginnings Photographer Mt. Gambier & Portland; the albumen print with some toning, confined to the upper edges; the verso of the mount with a little foxing.  An unidentified Mechanics' Institute in far southeast South Australia or the far …

  • # 13599

    CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, MELBOURNE.

    [LEPORELLO ALBUM] Album of Melbourne. Melbourne Exhibition.

    [Cover title]. [Germany] : s.n., [1888]. Large oblong octavo, original cloth-backed maroon buckram boards, gilt (lightly rubbed), containing concertina foldout with [16] panels of leporello views of Melbourne, including a tri-panel panorama of the city; the Exhibition Building (3); General Post Office; Melbourne Town Hall; The Treasury; Royal Mint; Houses of Parliament; Law Court; Public Library; …

  • # 13490

    Sydney views album

    Oblong octavo, gilt-lettered embossed cloth (marked), leporello view album, concertina style, with 12 panels of photographic images of Sydney, including Circular Quai; Jewish Synagogue; Government House; St. Andrew's Cathedral; Botanic Gardens; Town Hall, The Museum, The University, Zig-Zag Railway, Blue Mountains. 

  • # 12825

    MORRIS, Alfred

    Road to Mt. Wellington, near Springs

    [Title from contemporary pencil inscription verso]. Circa 1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 75 x 75 mm (irregular), on sky blue card mount, embossed imprint at right margin “A. Morris Photo.”; the left hand albumen print has two small spots of surface loss (at left edge and in the sky area); the right …