Item #CL191-170 [Hobart From Salamanca Place, Tasmania]. Melvin Vaniman, American.
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[Hobart From Salamanca Place, Tasmania]

1904. Vintage platinum photograph, panorama, annotated and dated “registered 1904” and signed in negative lower right, 37.6 x 118.1cm. Repaired tears and missing portions to lower centre and edges, slight stains to upper portion. Laid down on acid-free backing.

This image was taken from the mast of a ship berthed alongside Princes Wharf; and shows Sullivans Cove and the city of Hobart beyond it, with Mt Wellington in the background, capped in snow.

Vaniman had intended that his panoramas be exhibited in public buildings as massive enlargements, but today they survive as extremely detailed platinum contact prints. Ref: Tierney, Melvin Vaniman: A biographical note, 2000, pp.18-22; “Vaniman Panorama” exhibition catalogue, 2010, SLNSW.

Item #CL191-170

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