HETZER, William fl. 1850-1867
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount, slightly trimmed at bottom edge); verso with imprint of ‘W. Hetzer’s Photographic Gallery, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. In 1850 the German-born photographer William Hetzer and his wife Thekla arrived in Sydney, where they immediately set …
PLUMRIDGE & BARNES; [BLAXLAND, Louisa Australia, 1807-1888]
[Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 95 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of Plumridge & Barnes, 158 Regent St., London W,, and fully contemporary inscription in pencil identifying the sitter as Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Possibly the …
FREEMAN BROS. [HALL, Ben, 1837-1865]
Albumen copy print (made around 1865) of an ambrotype (taken around 1863), carte de visite format, 99 x 64 mm (mount); recto inscribed in ink in right margin ‘Ben Hall’; verso with pictorial back mark in green of the Freeman Brothers Gallery of Photography, Sydney, and above it another early caption in pencil ‘Ben Hall’; the central …
DALTON'S ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT [BRADLEY, William]
Studio portrait of John Phelan, Esq., Under Sheriff of the Colony of New South Wales. Sydney, 1863-64.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Dalton’s Royal Photographic Establishment, Sydney’, and with a fully contemporary identifying caption in pencil ‘John Phelan, Esqre.’; the print is in very good condition (some light mottling in the negative), as is the mount. We believe this to be a portrait of …
MILLIGAN BROS. [Joseph and Thomas]
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); verso imprinted Milligan Bros. Gallery of Photography 84 King St. Near City Bank, Sydney, with Joseph and Thomas Milligan’s beautiful studio back mark incorporating a coat of arms with kangaroo, emu and black boy (Xanthorrhoea); the print is in very good condition; …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 62 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Milligan Brothers, 84 King Street & 220 Pitt Street, Sydney’; the albumen print has good tonal range and clarity, with a few tiny marks; the mount is clean and stable. A fine full-length portrait of a young Sydney gentleman …
SYDNEY PORTRAIT ROOMS [STEWART, Robert]
Studio portrait of a woman posed in front of a painted backdrop with a subtropical landscape. Sydney, circa 1865.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); recto with faint pencilled name in lower margin E. Hanson; verso with the imprint of ‘Sydney Portrait Rooms, 267 Pitt Street, Sydney’, surmounted by an Advance Australia coat of arms; the print has lost a tiny amount of contrast, and has a nick …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), recto signed by the sitter in ink across the lower margin ‘Assheton G. Curzon Howe’; verso with imprint of ‘Oswald Allen, Artist Photographer, Crayon & Miniature Painter, 560 George Street, Sydney’; the print has some very light surface marks but is otherwise in …
NEWMAN, John Hubert (1830-1916)
A pair of photographic portraits of two young women in mourning dress, taken during the same studio sitting. Sydney, circa 1874
Two albumen print photographs, in identical cabinet card format (mounts 164 x 108 mm), versos with imprint of ‘J. Hubert Newman, Photographer and Crayon Painter, 12 South Head Road, Hyde Park, Sydney. Photographer by Appointment to His Excellency the Governor’; both albumen prints and mounts are in fine condition. These magnificent portraits of two unidentified …
Various photographers (primarily studios in Echuca, Victoria).
A Riverina carte de visite album with portraits of members of the Officer-Blackwood and Watson families (southern New South Wales, and northern Victoria). Early 1860s to early 1880s.
Mid-nineteenth century photograph album, thick oblong quarto (165 x 230 x 70 mm), original full red leather binding with double-gilt rule (boards rubbed and a little scuffed), upper board with brass bosses, spine with blind blocked decoration, inner gilt dentelles, silk lining papers (front hinge split), all edges gilt; no ownership inscription; containing  albumen …
KING, Henry (1855-1923)
[Between 1890 and 1900]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, in manuscript in the negative at bottom left ‘481. Australian Aboriginal, N.S.W. / H. King Photo.’; verso with wet stamp of ‘Tost & Rohu, Furriers, Tanners, Naturalists, Taxidermists. Sydney, Aus.’; an exceptionally strong print with excellent clarity, but foxed and with some very light …
BIRTLES, Francis (1881-1941)
Three photographic views of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Taken in April 1912, during the first crossing of Australia by motor car.
Three gelatin silver prints, in identical format 80 x 138 mm; versos with captions in ink in Birtles’ own hand, along with either the wet stamp or printed label of London publishing agent Mondiale Literary Services, Ltd.; all are unmounted and in fine condition. Although these photographs are of three well-photographed scenic spots in the Blue …
CRYSTAL PALACE STUDIO
Silver gelatin print photograph, 132 x 87 mm, printed on Kodak Austral card stock; recto inscribed ‘Your loving son Will, NSW 1912’; verso with imprint of the ‘Crystal Palace Studio, Brickfield Hill, George Street, Sydney’ and further inscribed ‘Jack Grey & I behind Bars’; in very good condition. The Crystal Palace Studio specialised in “stage …
Silver gelatin print, 207 x 153, printed on heavy stock, blind-stamped lower right ‘MURMANN STUDIOS, 80 HUNTER ST. SYDNEY’; signed across the imprint in fountain pen by the sitter, vaudeville performer Maude Shipp, ‘Sincerely, Maude Shipp’; in very good condition. An apparently unrecorded studio portrait of Sydney vaudeville star Maude Shipp. It was taken by …
McDONALD, Patricia R.; PEARCE, Barry
Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1988. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 187 pp, colour and black and white illustrations, a fine copy.
ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE (LAMBETH); Hugo VAMP (pseud. of J. R. O'NEILL]
Astley’s Royal Amphitheatre. Amakosa! or Scenes of Kaffir Warfare … [and] “In For a Dig,” or, Life at the Diggings.
The Audience are requested to have in mind, that, despite the sudden change from England to Australia, that the action in the first and second scenes is NOT simultaneous … … Lambeth : J. W. Peel, Printer to the Establishment, 25 April 1853. Double-page playbill, 380 x 510 mm; lithograph printed; original central fold, some …