Photographs - Topographic

  • # 24576

    Photographer unknown.

    Male group relaxing in camp at Humpybong (Redcliffe Point), Moreton Bay, Queensland, circa 1900.

    Albumen print photograph, 110 x 150 mm, laid down on a section cut from a 19th century album page, inscribed beneath the image in pencil in period hand: ‘Camp. Humpybong, Queensland’; a strong print with good tonal range and lots of sharp detail; tiny nick at right edge, and some discoloration from the developing process …

  • # 24328


    Press photograph of the funeral ceremony of Prince Mansour bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia Minister of Defence, at the Grand Mosque, Paris, 3 May 1951.

    Black and white print on glossy paper, 180 x 130 mm, verso with wet stamp of the press agency Agence Intercontinentale, Paris, with the agency’s lengthy typed description affixed; unmounted, in very good condition. Mansour bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1921 – 2 May 1951) was the first defence minister of Saudi Arabia and a member of the Saudi …

  • # 11209

    Chase, H. L. (attrib.) & Williams, J. J. (attrib.)

    Photographs of Hawaii, 1870-1883

    Eleven albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of [7] pages removed from a nineteenth century travel album, all in format 175 x 235 mm, contemporary captions in French and English in ink beneath each image, the prints attached to the leaves with the original double-sided adhesive tape at each corner, occasional foxing and mild …

  • # 24117

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]

    Photograph of the paddle steamer “Premier”, an early Sydney Harbour steam ferry, 1870-72.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm (mount), contemporary inscription in ink above image: ‘Henry Perdriau & J. Watson, owners’; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with just a couple of light marks in the sky …

  • # 23940

    [GRIFFIN, Walter Burley, 1876–1937]

    Plan of Canberra, by Walter Burley Griffin. (1915)

    New York, NY : State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division, [c.1915]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 102 mm, image 62 x 62 mm; recto with publisher’s information printed in gold around the border; verso with printed caption label ‘Australia. Plan of Canberra, by Walter Burley Griffin (1915)’ and second label repeating the publisher’s …

  • # 23516

    FOELSCHE, Paul (1831-1914)

    William Drogo, 7th Duke of Manchester, on Glencoe Station, Northern Territory, 1884.

    Albumen print photograph, 143 x 205 mm, laid down on its original 19th century travel album page, contemporary caption in ink to mount: ‘William Drogo, 7th Duke of Manchester, on the Glencoe Run, Northern Territory, Australia’; The only example of this important image recorded in Australian collections is one held in the Northern Territory Library, …

  • # 23765

    Photographer unknown.

    A pair of very early stereoview photographs of Adelaide streets, circa 1860.

    Both views are exceptionally early and are possibly unrecorded. They appear to have been kept together for almost 160 years, as the manuscript captions on both are written in the same contemporary hand. It is likely that the same unidentified photographer was responsible for both views. I. Adelaide, S.A. Rundle St. from Gawler Place, north …

  • # 23975

    Josef Lebovic Gallery

    Masterpieces of Australian photography

    Edited by Josef Lebovic and Joanne Cahill with the assistance of Suzette Cooke. Sydney : Josef Lebovic Gallery, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. A scholarly catalogue of historical Australian photography c. 1850s – 1980s. Price list enclosed

  • # 23396


    [ILLAWARRA] A bagful of views of Sublime Point N.S.W.

    Gympie : Murray Views, [c. 1940]. Illustrated card, 85 x 120 mm, with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 10 black and white photographic views of Sublime Point, Bulli Pass, Austinmer and Thirroul Olympic Swimming Pool; fine condition. A lovely piece of Wollongong ephemera.

  • # 23258

    [MANNING & KNIGHT, attributed]

    Noongar men, southwest Western Australia, circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, 59 x 82 mm, laid down on a piece cut from a 19th century album page, contemporary caption in pencil beneath image: ‘Australian Natives armed with boomerangs’; the print is slightly faded but otherwise is in very good condition. The attribution to the Perth-based photographic partnership of Manning & Knight is based …

  • # 23056

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    Sandridge Pier, Hobson’s Bay, Melbourne.

    Circa 1870. [Title from contemporary inscription in ink on mount]. Albumen print photograph, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original 19th century album page; the print has a few tiny scattered marks in the sky area, but is otherwise in fine condition with excellent tonal range and detail. A superb large format photograph …

  • # 22921

    Photographer unknown.

    Shop interior of W. Davies, musical instrument maker and repairer, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1920s.

    Silver gelatin print photograph, 120 x 180 mm, unmounted; verso with pencilled inscription ‘Inside W. Davies music shop Rundle St. 1920s; in fine condition with crisp detail. A fascinating glimpse into the cluttered retail showroom of W. Davies, who evidently also ran his School of Music in the same building. There is a vast array of …

  • # 23023

    WRIGHT, George P[arkinson]. (photographer and publisher)

    Brisbane and Environs Illustrated: Twelve Views of the Scenery of the City and Neighbourhood.

    Second Series … [Contents …] Photographed by Geo. P. Wright, Creek Street, (Opposite the Union Bank) Brisbane. MDCCCLXXVIII. At head of title: Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor. Brisbane : George P. Wright [printed by Cleghorn & Co.], 1878. Oblong folio, original half morocco over brown cloth boards with gilt lettering (boards marked and …

  • # 4928

    BARDWELL, William, photographer (attributed); NIVEN, F.W., lithographer

    Surface Works at No.6 & No.7 Shafts. Band of Hope & Albion Consols, Ballaarat.

    Registered 8th March 1868. Interior of Battery House at No. 7 Shaft. Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph of a contemporary lithographic print by F.W. Niven, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original album leaf of thick card, 'F.W. Niven' inscribed within the lithographed image at upper right, no photographer's imprint (but a larger …

  • # 22382

    CHUCK, Thomas Foster

    A mother and her infant outside Alma Terrace, Moray Street, South Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 102 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘The London Portrait Gallery. T. F. Chuck, Photographer … Royal Arcade, near the Fountain, Melbourne’, and contemporary inscriptions in pencil ‘Alma Terrace, Moray St. S. Melb, where Annie was born, Sep. 1st 1874, and ‘R.A. Lloyd, Russell Street’; the …

  • # 22189

    Photographer unknown.

    Photograph of HMAS Sydney, destroyer of the German cruiser Emden, taken in 1912-13.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 137 mm, manuscript caption in negative ‘H.M.A.S. “Sydney”‘; verso with handwritten message signed ‘J.Kennedy’, headed ‘Beerhaven, County Cork, Ireland, July 21-13’, addressed to a ‘Mrs. Richardson’; the contents of the message clearly indicate that the writer was associated with the design and outfitting of the Sydney: …