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Photograph - 'Portes des Bombos, Malta', circa 1870 Reg. No: MM 108975
- 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 The Porte des Bombes (in english Port of Bombos) with two men and a horse and cart in the foreground. The Port is an ornamental gate which formed the outer defensive walls of Valletta, Malta. Photograph by Francis Frith, circa 1870.
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||158 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions of photograph only|
|Tagged with:||art, photography, townships, ports, photographic studios|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|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: 1974 PORTES DES BOMBOS, MALTA
|Place & Date Depicted:||Floriana, Malta, circa 1870|
|Photographer:||Francis Frith, England, Great Britain|