# 35691

GEORGE ROSE (MELBOURNE)

Three views of women and men rock climbing and bushwalking in the Grampians, Western District, Victoria, late 1890s.

$240.00 AUD

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Melbourne : George Rose, [circa 1897]. Rose’s Stereoscopic Views, Australasian Series. Sold only by George Rose, Publisher, Melbourne. Three stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs in uniform format, each individual image 85 x 70 mm, on board mounts 89 x 177 mm, with the publisher’s imprint to rectos; printed captions beneath each image, with serial numbers 1713, 1715, 1722; versos blank; all in good condition.

A fantastic group of early Grampians tourism images, showing women and men rock climbing, hiking and collecting wildflowers.

The Melbourne photographer and publisher, George Rose, was an enthusiastic supporter of “The New Woman”. Note that in one of these images, it is the two women who are leading the way in a rock climb; in another, they stand triumphantly on a pinnacle of rock they have just conquered.