View of the Melbourne Hospital. Early 1860s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary captions in both pencil and ink ‘Melbourne Hospital’, and with a later inscription ‘From Mrs A. Eddie, Woodlands, Greensborough’, and a wet-stamped collection number; a strong print with great detail, in good condition; the mount has been very slightly trimmed.
A very early photographic view of the Melbourne Hospital in its original location on the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets.
Although the photographer is unidentified, this view can tentatively be attributed to Davies & Co., as it was sourced with a small group of other very early Melbourne carte de visite views with the Davies & Co. back mark.