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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
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Photograph - Streetscape, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 Reg. No: MM 042758
- 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 of Melbourne city buildings showing a street and fence in the foreground. Possibly Spring Street.
|Dimensions:||197 mm (Height), 184 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||cabinetmakers, factories, fences, streetscapes, upholsterers, buildings, cities, roads, built environment, cityscapes|
|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: '6'
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: '6 / 11728 / WOODBURY A-H 8 Consecutive Views, / Melbourne / F / 43049'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853-1855|
|Printer:||Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Somerset, England|
|Photographer:||Walter Woodbury, England|