Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria
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Frank Jesse Taylor, Maker Of Cricket Bats, And His Family, Victoria

c1870s-1890s. Group of seven items comprising four albumen paper photographs, a hand-coloured tintype, a wood engraving and letterpress card, and a colour digital photograph, most captioned in various hands in ink or pencil verso, two with photographer’s line or stamp on backing, sizes from 6.3 x 4.5cm to 10.2 x 15.3cm. Slight foxing and stains overall, some scuffs and uneven surface to tintype.

Captions include “Charles Taylor; Uncle Charles at the gate of Watford Villa, his K. Flat home; Frank Taylor, Jessie Taylor, Charles [Taylor], Homan [Taylor], Abraham Rogers (no relation); The workshop at Kangaroo Flat” and “Homan Taylor.” Photographer’s line reads “Bartlett Bros, Bendigo.” Stamp reads “Jas. Colquhoun, photographer, by special appointment. [488] High St, Prahran.” Text on trade card includes “Taylor Bros. Cricket bat repairing works. Camp St, Kangaroo Flat” and a price list for various types of new cricket bats, wickets, balls, and repairs to cricket bats. The digital print is a modern copy of an earlier image of Charles Taylor and his wife.

This is the earliest known cricket trade card in Australia.

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Item #CL174-26

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