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Photograph - 'Floriana from Porto Reale', Malta, circa 1870 Image Reg. No: MM 108967

One of seventy six photographs in a photograph album. Twenty-three photographs are of the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880. The other forty-nine photographs are from 'Frith's Series'. These large-format images were taken by British photographer Francis Frith or members of his staff, of Gibraltar, and villages and towns in Britain.
Albumen photograph mounted on buff-coloured card in red, cloth-covered, photograph album with decorative gold tooled border and gold tooled lettering in centre of front cover.
Description Of Content:
View of Floriana, from Porta Reale near St.James' Cavalier in Valletta. The fortifications are in the foreground and the city in the background. Along the mudbrick wall, to the right of the canon there is a sign which reads 'ST JAMES OR REALE CUR..'. Photograph by Francis Frith, circa 1870.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 158 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of photograph only

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Tagged with: art, houses, photography, townships, photographic studios, forts
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Coastal
Tertiary Classification: townscapes
Inscriptions: Written inside the front cover of album: 'W.W.Scott/ c/o Horticultural Press/ 78A Victoria Street/ Melbourne C1/ Box 1944/ Phone F2656/ [illegible]; Sold by G.W.Harris, Donolly Victoria.'
Printed on photograph at bottom edge: 1973
Embossed on photograph at bottom left corner: 'FRITH'S/SERIES'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Valletta, Malta, circa 1870
Photographer: Francis Frith, England, Great Britain

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