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Photograph - H. V. McKay Massey Harris, Portrait of Nathaniel McKay, Victoria, circa 1860s Image Reg. No: MM 118643

Photograph of a portrait of Nathaniel McKay copied in 1954.

From a photograph album containing one hundred and four black and white photographs and three colour transparencies depicting H. V. McKay Massey Harris agents, groups, portraits, machinery and events dating from May 1951. Noted by a previous archivist as one of a series of 'Guard Books'.

This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph attached to brown paper album page.
Description Of Content:
Studio portrait of Nathaniel McKay, father of Hugh Victor McKay. He has a beard and is wearing a suit and bow tie.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 173 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: portraits, photographic studios, people
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Male - Individuals
Tertiary Classification: adult
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'Nathaniel McKay, father of / Hugh Victor McKay. / Born 1826, died 1888.'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: 'Copy neg'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'JAN 1954'
People Depicted: McKay, Mr Nathaniel
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Printed: Jan 1954
Date Depicted: circa 1860s
Person Depicted: Mr Nathaniel McKay

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