Photographs - Topographic

  • # 19106

    Photographer unknown.

    The Murray River paddle steamer “Ruby” at the landing place, Mildura, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …

  • # 19110

    Photographer unknown.

    “Hobart Town and Franklin” coach (and passengers) on the Huon Road, Tasmania, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 175 x 210 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘View on Huon Road, Tasmania’; a very strong print in fine condition; on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, 2 verso) showing views of New …

  • # 18626

    THE ECLIPSE PHOTO PHOTO COMPANY [G.B.D. KITCH & CO.]

    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 …

  • # 18595

    FRITH, Frederick (1819-1871)

    [HOBART] Mt. Wellington from St. George’s Hill, 1857.

    Silver albumen print mounted on card, 192 x 222 mm (image, oval format), 240 x 285 mm (mount), inscribed in ink by the photographer across the bottom edge of the mount ‘F. Frith. Photo. 1857’ and ‘Mount Wellington’; the print faded in the upper section, otherwise in good condition; the mount toned and with some …

  • # 19086

    Photographer unknown.

    Views of Karrakatta Bay, north-western Western Australia, taken by a Royal Navy officer from HMS Fantome between 1906 and 1910.

    Two gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, each 120 x 165 mm, one inscribed in ink in contemporary hand verso ‘Karakata [sic] Bay’; both are unmounted and in good condition (the view of the bay a little over-exposed); a tiny amount of pale foxing to the versos. HMS Fantome was a Cadmus-class sloop launched in 1901. She was used as a survey …

  • # 18809

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, late 1890s

    Albumen print photograph, 240 x 370 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with later pencil inscription ‘Main street, Bundaberg’; unmounted; a superb print with beautiful tones and sharp detail; the small white fleck at upper left is in the negative. A large format view of Bourbong Street looking west, with the Post Office in the distance. …

  • # 18808

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, late 1890s

    Albumen print photograph, 260 x 370 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with faint contemporary pencil inscription ‘Ruthven Street, Toowoomba’; unmounted; tiny loss at bottom right corner, otherwise a superb print with beautiful tones and sharp detail. A wonderful, large format view of Ruthven Street looking south, with much of the street signage legible. Prominent businesses …

  • # 18043

    Photographer unknown.

    A German plantation owner’s wife with native servants and horses, Neu-Mecklenburg (New Ireland), circa 1910

    Large format photographic magic lantern glass slide, 90 x 120 mm, the mount with paper label bearing contemporary manuscript caption in German ‘Matantetuk, Westküste v. Neu-Mecklenburg (Pferde)’ and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; in superb condition. This photograph, showing a scene on a copra plantation on the west …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18894

    Photographer unknown.

    A Gothic view of Tolroy Manor, near Hayle, West Cornwall, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), recto with original owner’s wet stamp ‘F.W. Hellard’ at bottom margin, verso with faint pencilled inscription in period hand ‘Tolroy’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is in good condition, with a few light marks; the mount is free from foxing. A magnificent, early …

  • # 18819

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Swanston Street, looking south from Bourke Street. Melbourne, circa 1872

    Albumen print photograph, 135 x 187 mm, laid down recto of original album leaf of thin card; no photographer’s imprint; tiny amount of loss at bottom left corner, otherwise the albumen print is in fine condition; some foxing to the mount; verso with identical format photograph, pencilled caption beneath ‘Museum & University, Melbourne’; in very …

  • # 18991

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Roman amphitheatre, Verona, 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 98 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Apth. Verona / Jan 19th – 23rd / /65 / NHA’; both the print and mount in good condition. After the Colosseum in Rome and the amphitheatre in Capua, the Roman arena in Verona is the third largest …

  • # 18857

    MASON, Ernest

    Premises of A. Dean, coachbuilder and blacksmith. Goulburn, New South Wales, circa 1900

    Albumen silver print photograph, 153 x 208 mm, laid down on its original board mount; lower margin of mount wet stamped ‘Ernest Mason / 211 Auburn Street Goulburn’; the print is in fine condition; the mount has a tear at bottom right corner. Clearly taken before the advent of the motorcar in the Southern Tablelands, this …

  • # 17893

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    Melbourne illustrated by photographs. First series.

    Melbourne : Charles Nettleton, 1868. Oblong quarto, original tan pebbled cloth boards with blind decoration (upper board darkened around the edges, worn at corners and head and tail of spine), front pastedown with binder’s ticket of William Detmold, Collins Street, Melbourne; front hinge cracked; all edges gilt; lithographed title leaf on thin paper followed by …

  • # 17961

    [FRANZEN, Claus, 1857-1947]

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Die erste Reise S.M.S. Bismarck

    An important archive of photographs taken on the first voyage of the German Imperial Navy warship SMS Bismarck, 1879-1880, documenting the ship’s visits to Patagonia, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Sydney, Peru and the Falkland Islands. Provenance: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), the “Iron Chancellor”. Folio portfolio, 450 x 360 mm, contemporary full crushed …

  • # 18445

    CLARK BROS.

    Horse team hauling timber, probably Western District, Victoria, 1890s.

    Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 110 x 165 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Clark Bros. Photographers, 25 Thomas St. Windsor’; the albumen print is in fine condition with beautiful rich tones and sharp detail. Surviving examples of images by Clark Bros., whose premises were located close to St. Kilda Junction, suggest …