LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)
Clarence River man holding a didjeridu.
[Circa 1873]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, manuscript sequence number ‘4’ in negative lower right; a strong print with good tonal range, small flaw in the negative upper right, but in fine condition; mounted and framed.
One of the famous series of tableau portraits of Clarence Valley Aboriginal people taken by German-born photographer J.W. Lindt in his studio in Prince Street, Grafton, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, around 1873. Although researchers have been able to identify a number of the sitters in Lindt’s series, the male subject in this photograph remains unidentified, and is catalogued in the Grafton Regional Gallery’s collection with the title ‘Bushy bearded man standing’ (Accession number 2005-7; Gift of Sam and Janet Cullen and family 2004). In the Grafton Regional Gallery’s example the flaw in the negative is more pronounced than in the print we offer here.