# 37273


View of Albany, Western Australia, 1894.

$400.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, 115 x 200 mm, captioned in manuscript in the negative ‘Albany’; unmounted, the verso inscribed in pencil ‘Albany 1894’; fine condition.

The State Library of Western Australia, in its Collection of photographs by Greenham & Evans, holds another example of this albumen print (BA129/5).

Charles George Greenham (1853-1925) appears to have commenced his career as a professional photographer in Melbourne in the late 1880s. Based at his Fairmount Park property in Hawthorn, Greenham chose the commercial name Herodotus Studios. He later worked in Camperdown and Portland in Victoria’s Western District, before moving across the continent to Western Australia in the 1890s. It was there, in partnership with his wife, Laura Evans, who was also a photographic artist, that the firm of Greenham & Evans was established in 1894 and went on to became one of Western Australia’s most well-known and well-travelled photographic enterprises of the gold rush era of the late 1890s and early 1900s. During their time in Western Australia Greenham and Evans were based in both Perth and Coolgardie. The couple then crossed the continent for a second time, and worked in Sydney and Newcastle into the 1920s.