AYRES, Wilfred H.; [LOCK, Annie, 1876-1943]
Aboriginal girl and missionaries Annie Lock and James Johansen, photographed near Poonindie, South Australia, late 1938.
Two Kodak prints in format 65 x 110 mm, taken by English evangelist Wilfred H. Ayres during a visit to South Australia in late 1938; one shows missionaries Annie Lock and James Johansen posing in front of their tent, with Johansen’s missionary van parked beside it; the other shows a young Aboriginal girl posed for …
Hobart : Tasmanian Historical Research Association / Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1995. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp xx, 130; profusely illustrated in b/w; a fine copy. An essential reference for collectors and researchers.
HURLEY, James Francis (Frank), 1885-1962
An archive of photographs documenting the experience of soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front, 1917-18.
Group of 44 (forty-four) gelatin silver prints in identical format 145 x 200 mm, unmounted; all versos with Frank Hurley’s negative number in pencil, and ten with an additional contemporary manuscript caption in ink (clearly written by an eyewitness) as follows: St. Quentin Canal; Passchendaele Stunt. Duck walk track; 48th Battalion awaiting orders to “Hop” in the Big …
MILLIGAN, Joseph Charles (photographer); [BUDGE, George S. B., RN]
Photograph of a watercolour drawing of HMS Blanche aground on a coral reef in the Torres Strait near Cape Somerset, April 1870; with an eyewitness account by a crewman on the reverse. New South Wales, 1868-1871.
Albumen print photograph of a watercolour drawing, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. C. Milligan Photographer, 84 King St. Sydney’ and a fully contemporary inscription in pencil written by a survivor of the shipwreck: ‘This was as the ship appeared at low water with the raft which …
[NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, attributed]
Albumen print photograph, 220 x 355 mm, laid down on split card (section of original album page), titled Trial Bay in manuscript in negative bottom right; a superb print with rich tonal range and great clarity, in fine condition (very short edge tear bottom left). Rare early view of the settlement at Trial Bay on …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm; verso with imprint of H. Toose, Photographic Artist, [the printed address, Corrimel Street, Wollongong, A few doors from Crown Street, has been crossed out by the photographer], and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Nov. 1st 73’; the albumen print has a little mottling in the negative, …
BULMER, Howard Decimus (attributed)
Silver gelatin photograph, 89 x 139 mm, printed on Kodak Austral card stock, recto with printed caption at lower margin ‘Cross’s Launch Trips at Lake Tyers’; not postally used, and without written message; in fine condition. The Bairnsdale photographer Howard Bulmer was the son of the Rev. John Bulmer, the Church of England missionary who …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount), verso of mount with ornate gilt imprint of ‘J. Hider, Photographer. Opposite the Post Office. Warrnambool’; the print is a little pale but is in fine condition. A possibly unrecorded early photographic view of the Hopkins Falls. Situated northeast of Warrnambool on the …
Albumen print, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page with slightly later caption in ink beneath the image ‘Mission House Raratonga [sic] 1890 (?)’; tiny amount of loss at top left corner, mild wrinkling, otherwise an unfaded print with nice tones.
Photographer / Publisher unknown.
[Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing  albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on  leaves …
[Title stamped on upper board]. Photograph album, probably dating to the late 1890s. Large oblong quarto (240 x 375 mm), original quarter black morocco over black cloth boards, upper board with gilt rule and gilt-stamped title ‘THROUGH THE YANTZE [sic] GORGES.’ (loss of backstrip, remaining leather worn), silk lining papers, containing  silver albumen prints …
Engine house and blast furnace of the Eskbank Ironworks Company, Lithgow, New South Wales, circa 1876.
Albumen print photograph, 115 x 185 mm, unmounted; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Lithgow’; no photographer’s imprint; 15 mm edge tear bottom right, otherwise in fine condition, with excellent tonal range and superb detail of the building’s infrastructure, 11 employees and their dog, and the scarified and partially denuded hillside in the background. An …
Carte de visite commissioned by monumental mason J. Hanson of Ballarat to advertise his work, showing the headstone in the Old Ballarat Cemetery erected to the memory of the children of John and Mary Little.
[Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm, recto of mount with imprint of ‘Willetts, Photo, 19 Sturt Street, Ballarat’; verso inscribed in ink J. Hanson / Momental [i.e. Monumental] Works / Ballarat; the print has excellent clarity – all of the poignant text on the headstone is legible: Sacred to …
CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)
Albumen print photograph, 145 x 200 mm, laid down on its original mount with printed caption label at bottom margin: ‘Natives on Caligurnie Bay. In the centre of the women on the log may be seen the oldest woman on the settlement, “Kitty”.’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a few mild toning …
Albumen print photograph, 140 x 200 mm, photographer’s manuscript in negative lower left: ‘3456. Hastings St. Napier / Burton Bros. Dunedin’; laid down on original album leaf; a strong print with excellent tonal range, in good condtion. The main street of Napier, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, photographed by Alfred Burton …
YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed); SPITZ, Charles Georges (1857-1894); HOARE, Sophia; HOARE, Charles
An important album with photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus and Cook Islands, collected in Papeete in the 1880s by Pacific Islands trader James Lyle Young.
Late nineteenth-century album, folio (370 x 280 mm), red cloth boards decorated in blind (boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, hinges split), containing 90 (ninety) albumen prints, including 83 views and portraits taken in Tahiti, the Marquesas and the Tuamotus by Charles Spitz, Sophia (or Susan) Hoare and Charles Burton Hoare, three with Cook Islands subjects …