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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
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Photograph - The Old White Hart Hotel, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 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.
|Dimensions:||197 mm (Height), 184 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Metropolitan - Melbourne|
|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|
|Photographer:||Walter Woodbury, England|