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Glass Stereograph Negative - Family Portrait, by G.H. Myers, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1901 Image Reg. No: MM 056363

Glass negative stereograph depicting of a family group is part of the G. H. Myers Collection which consists of 73 photographs taken by Godfrey Henry Myers, an electrician and amateur photographer, in Melbourne during May 1901. 72 of these photographs depict preparations for the celebrations that surrounded Federation; all but one are glass stereographs. This collection represents Myers' one venture into commercial photography. It is significant for its images of the crowds, which do not feature so prominently in commercial photographs. The remaining photograph in the collection is this family portrait.
Description Of Content:
Two different family portraits on the same half plate glass negative. Four adult women wearing Sunday Best, two sitting, two standing, with a baby girl sitting on a lap. They are under a latticed arbour and surrounded by palms and Fushias. The portraits are probably of the immediate family of Godfrey Henry Myers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Geoffrey Walker, 2001
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, celebrations, families, portraits
Themes this item is part of: Godfrey Henry Myers, Photographer (1868-1927), G.H. Myers Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: [Two different family portraits on the same half plate glass negative.]
Format: Glass Stereograph Negative: Black & White; Half Plate
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1901
Photographer: Godfrey Myers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1901
  1. [Manuscript] Walker, Geoffrey. A City of Enchanted Palaces. The Federation Celebrations in Melbourne. May 1901. (unpublished).

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