Photographs - Topographic

  • # 32444


    The Allies’ Aerial Service. A bi-plane leaving the British lines on scouting work in Flanders.

    Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., [circa 1915]. Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph, each image 82 x 75 mm, mount 93 x 175 mm, from the series The Allies’ Aerial Service, serial no. 12,933, printed title beneath image; the right-hand print has a tiny mark near the tail of …

  • # 31783

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    View near Heidelberg, the Yarra flooded, 1858.

    Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 194 x 242 mm, laid down on its original thickish paper mount, 240 x 310 mm, with a fully contemporary caption in pencil at lower right ‘near Heidelberg’; a strong print with good tonal range and clarity, some very light vertical wrinkling from the original mounting process; the mount is …

  • # 31645

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Melbourne Lying-In Hospital, Madeline Street. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘Lying in Hospital, Madeline St., Hotham’, and with a later owner’s name ‘Mrs Eddie’ and a wet-stamped collection number; the print is a little pale but is in good condition, as is the mount. Although the photographer …

  • # 31818

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Melbourne Hospital. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary captions in both pencil and ink ‘Melbourne Hospital’, and with a later inscription ‘From Mrs A. Eddie, Woodlands, Greensborough’, and a wet-stamped collection number; a strong print with great detail, in good condition; the mount has been very slightly trimmed. …

  • # 31813

    GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)

    View of Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 72 x 62 mm (octagonal format), original yellow card mount 85 x 173 mm, verso with small printed label ‘B. Goode, Photographer, 69, Rundle Street, Adelaide’, and a manuscript caption in ink ‘Rundle Street; both are strong prints, with a tiny amount of foxing to each one; the mounts …

  • # 30868

    WALTER, Charles (Carl) (1831-1907)

    A group of twenty-four stereoscopic views of rock formations and other topographical features along the coastline of southwest Victoria, circa 1865.

    [Melbourne : Age Office, circa 1865]. Twenty-four stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm (arched format), on original yellow card mounts, 90 x 170 mm, versos with original paper labels printed with the series title ‘AUSTRALIAN SCENERY’ and the photographer’s information ‘Chas. Walter. Photographic Artist to The Illustrated Australian News, The …

  • # 32508

    Photographer unidentified.

    Hobart Town, looking south [and] Hobart Town, from the harbour. A pair of two-part panoramas, late 1860s.

    Two photographic panoramas mounted on three leaves removed from a mid-19th century album. They appear to have been taken around the same time, or slightly later than, Samuel Clifford’s 1868 two-part panorama of Hobart from Lime Kiln Hill (Libraries Tasmania, Clifford Album 1, “Tasmanian Scenes”). I. Hobart Town looking south / Tasmania. [View of Hobart …

  • # 29795

    MAXWELL, Anne and CROCI, Josephine (editors)

    Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1850-1920

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 296, illustrated. New copy ‘The essays collected here examine a wide range of photographs produced in Australia and the Pacific between 1850 and 1920. Combining the scholarship of twenty-two Australian Art historians, Historians, Anthropologists and Curators, the collection establishes photography’s documentary and artistic role and …

  • # 31432

    KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888)

    Collins Street, Melbourne, looking east from Elizabeth Street. 1880-81.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on card; a strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range. Another example of this view is held in the State Library of Victoria Probably taken by Kruger on a rainy Sunday afternoon (the normally bustling thoroughfare is virtually deserted and the Town Hall clock, on …

  • # 32057

    Photographer unknown.

    Road gang at work, Southern or Central Queensland, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on its original album leaf (now split); fully contemporary caption in ink beneath image ‘Road Gang’; a very strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range; offsetting around edges, otherwise in fine condition. This photograph came with a group of Queensland views originally sourced from the …

  • # 32050

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Albert Street, Brisbane, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 185 x 235 mm, laid down on its original album leaf (now split); fully contemporary caption in ink beneath image ‘Albert Street, Brisbane’; some pale scattered foxing in the upper half of the print, otherwise a strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range, in good condition. A fine, animated streetscape view …

  • # 31630

    BIRTLES, Francis (1881-1941)

    Three photographic views of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Taken in April 1912, during the first crossing of Australia by motor car.

    Three gelatin silver prints, in identical format 80 x 138 mm; versos with captions in ink in Birtles’ own hand, along with either the wet stamp or printed label of London publishing agent Mondiale Literary Services, Ltd.; all are unmounted and in fine condition. Although these photographs are of three well-photographed scenic spots in the Blue …

  • # 28010

    BULMER, Howard Decimus (attributed)

    Aboriginal group on Cross’s Launch, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, circa 1920.

    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 …

  • # 32044


    [FEDERATION] View of the Ceres, or Wheat Arch in Bridge Street, Sydney. January, 1901.

    Albumen print photograph, 140 x 205 mm, laid down on its original board mount, 210 x 265 mm, verso with studio wet stamp of ‘Lassetter & Coy. Limited, Sydney’; the print is in good condition, with sharp detail; the borders of the mount are heavily foxed. The Ceres, or Wheat Arch in Bridge Street, was …

  • # 31805

    W. AURISCH; [THATCHER, Griffithes Wheeler, 1863–1950]

    [SYDNEY UNIVERSITY] View of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, circa 1887. (Ownership inscription of Congregational minister and linguist, Griffithes Wheeler Thatcher)

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 108 x 165 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W. Aurisch, Photographische Anstalt, Halle a/S’, and inscribed in ink ‘G. W. Thatcher, Congregational Hall, Russell Street, Melbourne. June 23rd 1887’; in very good condition. This photograph is of interest primarily because it bears the early ownership inscription of the …

  • # 32112

    Advance Australia : album of Melbourne views

    Melbourne : nd, c 1890. Octavo, gilt decorated boards (faded, slightly bowed), concertina foldout with fifteen panels. Leporello views of Melbourne, including a triple panel panorama of the city and a double panel view of Flemington Racecourse, public buildings and churches. A good copy.