Photographs - Topographic

  • # 29342


    [QUEENSLAND] Greetings from Bundaberg : 1939 wall calendar

    [Bundaberg] : [s.n.], 1938. Thick board mount, 132 x 105 mm, with tipped-in photograph of Buss Park, Bundaberg and beneath it a miniature printed calendar for the year 1939 with cover caption: Greetings from Bundaberg; original silk ribbon for hanging; some foxing verso, otherwise very good.

  • # 28886

    A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope.

    [Title from printed caption in negative]. Circa 1870. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 68 x 72 mm, on yellow board mount 83 x 166 mm, with the publisher’s serial number and caption in the negative at far right edge ‘685. A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope’, recto of mount with publisher’s imprint …

  • # 28717


    [DANDENONGS] Christmas Party at the Belgrave Coffee Palace, 1919.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 150 mm, laid down on its original grey board mount, 200 x 225 mm; ‘Xmas 1919’ handwritten in the negative lower left; verso of mount with wet stamp of Watson’s Photo; the print is in fine condition, and the mount is clean but has a diagonal corner crease at …

  • # 28718


    [DANDENONGS] Family gathering at the Belgrave Coffee Palace, circa 1920.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 150 mm, laid down on its original grey board mount, 145 x 190 mm; oval printed label of Watson’s Photo Belgrave at lower right corner; the print is in fine condition, and the mount is clean but has some mild corner creasing at lower right. A lovely group portrait of …

  • # 28882

    REILLY, Dianne & Jennifer CAREW

    Sun Pictures of Victoria : The Fauchery-Daintree Collection 1858. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1983. First edition. Quarto (295 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed), pp 143, with 53 full-page photographic plates, introductory essay, notes and references; presentation inscription by one of the authors, Jenny Carew, on the half title; a very good copy. …

  • # 28753

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    [MELBOURNE] Railway Pier, Sandridge.

    [Title from contemporary inscription in ink on mount]. Circa 1870. Albumen print photograph, 135 x 170 mm, laid down on its original 19th century album page; a strong print with rich tonal range; scattered foxing to both the print and mount; verso with another albumen print in identical format, captioned ‘The Royal Mail’ (foxed). One of …

  • # 28935

    Photographer unknown.

    Amateur stereoview of a gold mining dredge on the Upper Ovens River, near Harrietville in the Victorian Alps. Circa 1912.

    Stereoscopic photograph, silver gelatin prints, each image 100 x 75 mm, plain board mount 105 x 175 mm; verso with photographer’s typed label: ‘A gold-mining dredge on the Ovens River, about 12 miles from its source, left silted up, high, dry and useless, after the flood of September 1912’; fine condition.

  • # 28739

    Photographer unknown.

    Premises of Edward C. Shakespeare, saddler, at 68 Bourke Street West, Melbourne, circa 1887.

    Albumen print photograph, in cabinet card format and laid down on the original plain grey mount, 165 x 106 mm; no photographer’s imprint; the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is stable. This photograph shows the proprietor, Mr. Edward C. Shakespeare and his employees outside Shakespeare’s commercial saddlery at 68 …

  • # 28735

    Photographer unknown.

    The first pumping engine at Yanga Lake in the New South Wales Riverina, 1905.

    Bromide print photograph, in very large format 310 x 240 mm, laid down on board and captioned in ink below the image: ‘The First Pumping Engin[e], Yanga Lake 1905’; light toning and foxing. Two men, two lads and their horse pose proudly next to the newly arrived steam-powered pumping engine, which was presumably used for …

  • # 28724

    Photographer unknown.

    Three amateur stereoviews taken during a family’s summer holidays in East Gippsland, Victoria, 1925.

    An evocative set of images that give us a glimpse into a middle-class white family’s motoring holiday in Gippsland in the mid 1920s. The unidentified photographer was obviously highly competent and probably used a top-of-the-range camera, as the results are quite superb: this is great vernacular photography. I. Stereoscopic photograph, silver gelatin prints, each image …

  • # 28551

    Photographer unknown.

    The tourist bus bound for Capilano Canyons and Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, circa 1925.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print, panoramic format 90 x 235 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso blank; fine condition. This wonderful original photograph shows a group of sightseers in a tourist bus outside the Canadian Pacific building in Vancouver, ready to depart for Capilano Canyons, north of the city. The ladies’ fashion strongly suggests a mid …

  • # 28657

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-67

    View of Circular Quay, Sydney, taken in early 1859.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 77 mm (arched format), original plain grey mount 84 x 172 mm, verso with fully contemporary inscription in ink ‘Circular Quay’ (but lacking Hetzer’s printed label) and an accompanying contemporary caption in ink ‘Circular Quay’; both of the prints are strong and have excellent tonal range; the …

  • # 28087

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Selectors’ camp, Yarra Ranges, Victoria, late 1880s.

    Albumen print photograph, 240 x 290 mm, laid down on its original album page (split card) with caption in ink beneath image ‘Selectors Camp Gippsland’; a strong print with rich tones and excellent contrast; the detail is so sharp that the printed commercial labels on the tins of salmon in the men’s temporary shelter can …

  • # 28302

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] View of The Royal Hotel, Footscray, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 66 x 102 mm; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is clean and stable. A rare and possibly unique early view of the original Royal Hotel, Footscray, with its owner Frederick Droop posing outside. (Note also the …

  • # 27968

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Interior of the Helena Cave; entrance to the Arch Cave; entrance to the Imperial Cave. Jenolan Caves complex, New South Wales, early 1890s.

    Three albumen print photographs, 150 x 200 mm, unmounted; all blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George Street Sydney’, and all with  captions, studio name and Kerry’s sequence numbers 717, 735 and 782 in manuscript in the negative; one of the versos has a fully contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Jenolan Caves, Western Line’; some …

  • # 27972


    [SYDNEY HARBOUR] Snail’s Bay Regatta, 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 140 x 190 mm, unmounted; in manuscript in negative ‘Kerry & Jones Photo / Snail’s Bay Regatta 1885. 273’; verso with fully contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Snail Bay Regatta, Balmain’; in fine condition, with excellent contrast and tonal range. Scarce. No example located on Trove.