GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)
View of Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1864.
Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 72 x 62 mm (octagonal format), original yellow card mount 85 x 173 mm, verso with small printed label ‘B. Goode, Photographer, 69, Rundle Street, Adelaide’, and a manuscript caption in ink ‘Rundle Street; both are strong prints, with a tiny amount of foxing to each one; the mounts have some light handling wear but are in very good condition.
This view of Rundle Street by Bernard Goode was probably taken around 1864, the year that Goode moved into his premises at 69 Rundle Street. It was almost certainly taken from his studio building – number 69 – and looks towards the buildings opposite on the north side between Charles Street and Giles Street (Gawler Place) – numbers 78-86. The clearly legible shop signage includes, from left, Wills & Co., Kingsborough and Upton Drapers, and H. L. Vosz. The pedestrians on the far pavement are aware that the photograph is being taken, as a number of them are looking up in the direction of Goode’s camera. A horse stands patiently in the unmade street.