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Photograph - The Old White Hart Hotel, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 Image Reg. No: MM 042759

One of thirteen reproduced black and white photographs of early Melbourne taken by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885), purchased from The Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England.

Walter Woodbury was an inventor and pioneering English photographer who was one of the earliest practioners of the wet-plate (or collodian) process in Australia. Woodbury was active in Melbourne from 1852-1857.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
View from Parliament House of Melbourne city buildings showing The Old White Hart Hotel in the foreground on the corner of Spring and Bourke Street. Early election speeches were made from the corner balcony of the hotel. Gas lamps are pictured in the foreground.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 197 mm (Height), 184 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: hotels, roads, street lighting, streetscapes, buildings, cities, balconies, gas lamps, built environment, cityscapes, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1, or 1 1--, order by 1000, or a a
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Melbourne
Tertiary Classification: streetscapes
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink on a peach label attached to previous plastic sleeve housing: '7'

Printed in blue ink on a label attached to back of photograph: 'RPS / The Royal Photographic Society / The Octagon, Milsom Street / Bath, England BA1 1DN / Telephone (0225) 62841 / VAT Reg. No. 242 4122 07'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '7 / 11728 / WOODBURY A-H. 8. Consecutive Views, / Melbourne. / G / 43049'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853-1855
Printer: Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Photographer: Walter Woodbury, England, Great Britain
Date Printed: 1984

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