Photographs, Scenic And Industrial, New South Wales, Australia
Photographs, Scenic And Industrial, New South Wales, Australia
Photographs, Scenic And Industrial, New South Wales, Australia
Photographs, Scenic And Industrial, New South Wales, Australia
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Photographs, Scenic And Industrial, New South Wales, Australia

c1890s/1914. Consisting of 60 vintage silver gelatin photographs in a leather-bound album with gilt text and marbled endpapers, annotated in two hands and dated in ink on second page, each photograph captioned in negative or in letterpress label on image lower left, 23.8 x 28.9cm to 27.5 x 35.1cm. Minor silvering or scuffing, 55 photographs laid down full-frame back-to-back.

Annotation reads “Pleasant souvenirs from W.A. [William Arnold] Holman, Premier NSW [and] H.C. [Henry Clement] Hoyle, Minister for Railways. May 1914, Syd., NSW. [Album’s recipient] Mrs J. Kirby Jr, Dayton, O. [Ohio, USA].”

Described as “the ‘doyen’ of the American Trade Commission”, Mr John Kirby Jr and his wife visited Australia in 1914, representing the National Association of Manufacturers (USA).

Views in this album would have been personalised for the Kirbys based on their tour in Australia, and include Sydney Harbour; the [Royal] National Park; the Bellinger River; cattle, sheep and dairy industries; coal, tin, silver and gold mining; and the Burrinjuck Dam, Murrumbidgee. Ref: Wiki; The West Australian, 16.3.1914.

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Item #CL194-74

Price (AUD): $19,500.00  Other currencies

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