VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); LOCK, Henry Thomas; RING, James; [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Large group of photographic views taken in and around Wesport and Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island, including gold mining scenes. 1870s-80s.
Group of seventeen albumen prints; sixteen are unmounted, in formats 140 x 200 mm (x14) or 180 x 240 mm (x2); one is 100 x 138 mm, laid down on a cabinet card mount (110 x 165 mm); most have handwritten captions and photographer’s name or initials in the negative; all but one have additional …
VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Photographs of the gold rush townships of Charleston and Brighton, on the West Coast of the South Island, circa 1870.
Group of seven gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, all of which appear (on account of their exceptional clarity) to have been printed out from original late 1860s or early 1870s negatives at the beginning of the 20th century; six are in format 68 x 102 mm (approximately carte de visite size), and one is much …
[Title from caption in image]. [U.K.] : James Valentine, [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 138 mm, imprinted bottom right ‘300,068 J.V.’; verso with handwritten message (postage stamp removed); mild corner wear, and a light crease at top edge, else very good condition. This image was taken at the Aboriginal reserve at Lake Tyers …
TURNER & HENDERSON
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 120 x 163 mm (mount), printed caption in gold beneath image ‘”Calliope’s” Farewell, October 3rd, 1889. Sydney, N.S.W.’; verso imprinted ‘Turner and Henderson, Sydney, N.S.W.’; print and mount with scattered foxing. The screw corvette HMS Calliope, under the command of Captain Henry Coey Kane, began her service on the …
HUGHAN, Allan (1834-1883)
I. Albumen print photograph, 203 x 153 mm, inscribed in the negative at bottom right ‘Hughan 4-74’, laid down on its original board mount, 370 x 240 mm, the lower margin with contemporary caption in ink in a neat hand: ‘Cases au village de Gouars. Côte Sud Ouest’. II. Albumen print photograph, 153 x 199 …
HUGHAN, Allan (1834-1883)
Albumen print photograph, 199 x 151 mm, inscribed in the negative at bottom left ‘Hughan 6-74’, laid down on its original album page of thick card, 320 x 250 mm, verso with contemporary caption in pencil in ink in a neat hand: ‘Cascade à Canala’; a strong print with rich tonal range and excellent clarity; the …
CLARKE, Jacob Richard, 1822-1893, publisher; BRODIE, Alexander (photographer, attributed)
[Title from manuscript caption verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Photographic Illustrations of Sydney. The Streets, Public Buildings, Views in the Harbour, Botanic Gardens, Suburbs, &c. Published by J. R. Clarke. Book, Print and Music Seller, Depot for Photographs, 23, Hunter-street, Sydney.’, and with the publisher’s …
J. HARRIS; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)
[Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1916-1918]. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A superb World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the dairy of J. Harris, which was located in Dandenong, east of Melbourne. The slide features a hand-coloured photographic view …
UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD
Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 80 mm, mount 87 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption ‘Where tons of luscious fruit ripen in the southern sun, W. from the tower, Doncaster, Australia’; imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, etc.; verso blank; in fine condition, the mount very slight …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso of mount with fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘New Church, S. Yarra, opened in Dec. 1866 for Presbyterian worship, the Revd. George Mackie, Minister’; a superb print in fine condition. A very early photograph of the South Yarra Presbyterian …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
BARDWELL, William, photographer (attributed); NIVEN, F.W., lithographer
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 …
SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)
Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.
Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …
Albumen print photograph, 230 x 190 mm (arched format), mounted on its original page removed from a 19th century album; below the image is a later 19th century inscription by a family member: ‘St. Monans, Colin Simpsons (sic) House, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. Group of the Family. Milly and Edie are in it. 1873’; good tonal …
BRYSON & HEYWOOD (SWAN HILL)
Two Aboriginal boys with three European men, posing in front of a homestead near Swan Hill on the Murray River (Victorian or New South Wales side), circa 1875.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 92 x 120 mm (image), 108 x 165 mm (mount), verso with the photographers’ names in manuscript ‘Bryson & Heywood, Swan Hill’; there is some staining to the top edge of the print and to the margin of the mount, but the print, though a little pale, has excellent …
Archive of photographs belonging to a Dutch East India Company coffee plantation overseer in East Java, early 1900s.
This small archive of 32 photographs – taken with a variety of camera types, and for the most part by different amateur photographers – was compiled by a Dutch East India Company employee, and documents his life as an overseer on a Company coffee plantation in East Java in the early 1900s. The backs of …