# 13637


[PHOTOGRAPHIC MONTAGE] Queensland in Miniature

$385.00 AUD

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1878-79. Albumen print of a photographic montage, cabinet card format, 107 x 165 mm, captioned in the negative at lower margin Queensland in Miniature, and with the photographers' studio information at the centre of the image, Metcalfe & Bennett, Artist Photographers, Queen Street, Brisbane; the verso is blank; the albumen print is in good condition with some light rubbing; the mount is lightly foxed. 

A fascinating and apparently unrecorded promotional cabinet card for the Brisbane photographic firm of Metcalfe and Bennett, dating to either 1878 or 1879, the only two years they were active at their Queen Street address (Davies & Stanbury, Mechanical Eye). The carefully arranged montage features approximately 100 of Metcalfe & Bennett's photographs, all relating to Brisbane or Queensland and including carte de visite portraits of Aborigines, theatre personalities, dignitaries, Brisbane buildings and streetscapes, and, at the centre, a panorama of the city of Brisbane taken from opposite Kangaroo Point.