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Negative - Erskine House, Lorne District, Victoria, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 004188

Summary:
Negative of a group of men and women sitting on the river in front of Erskine House in the Lorne District, circa 1895. Taken by John S Norman, a photographer at Lorne who was in business from 1884-1900.

Erskine House was constructed between 1868 and 1939, with further additions and alterations occurring in the post-World War II period.
Description Of Content:
A group of men and women by the river near 'Erskine House', Lorne.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from W Dennis, 1987
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: guest houses, picnics picnicking, rivers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Picnicking
Tertiary Classification: group portraits
People Depicted: Sampson, William
Organisations Depicted: Erskine House
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Lorne District, Victoria, Australia, circa 1895

Data originally in this record suggested a date of between 1885 & 1905. John S. Norman, photographer, at Lorne was in business from 1884-1900 according to Davies & Stanbury, 'The Mechanical Eye in Australia', 1985, p.208. However, based on costume assessment by curator it seems the photograph likely to date to the late 19th century, before 1900. Erskine House was constructed between 1868 & 1939, with further additions and alterations occurring in the post-World War II period.
Creator: J Norman Studio, 1884-1900

Dates this studio was in business.
References: The Mechanical Eye in Australia, Davies and Stanbury,1985, p.208

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