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Photograph - 'Strada Forni, Valetta', Malta, circa 1870 Image Reg. No: MM 108974

Summary:
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.
Description:
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 the Strada Forni, Valetta, Malta. The image has been taken from the top of a hill. A man wearing a white jacket apperas on the footpath to the right. Photograph by Francis Frith, circa 1870.
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 158 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of photograph only

More information

Tagged with: art, photography, townships, streetscapes, photographic studios
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan
Tertiary Classification: streetscapes
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.'
Embossed on photograph at bottom left corner: 'FRITH'S/SERIES'
Printed on photograph at bottom edge: '1977: STRADA FORNI: VALETTA'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Valetta, Malta, circa 1870
Photographer: Francis Frith, England

Comments

architect Edward J Cuschieri Posted on 07 Jun 2014 10:36 PM
Dear Sir / Madam,
I am working on the restoration of the knight's 1732 theatre of the Order of Saint John, situated in our capital Valletta in Malta.(Valetta as noted by Frith). I would be indebted to you should be able to inform me whether Frith shot any photographs of 'Old Theatre Street' in which lay the 'Teatro Real' or Manoel Theatre as it is known today. To date we have little visual information dating back to the 19C.
I would appreciate it should you be of any kind of assistance, kind regards Edward

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