Sir Robert Menzies At The Funeral Of Arthur Calwell. Rennie Ellis, 1940–2003 Australian.
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Sir Robert Menzies At The Funeral Of Arthur Calwell

1973. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned “Bob Menzies”, titled, dated “July 1973” and signed by photographer’s wife Kerry Oldfield Ellis in ink in authentication stamp verso, 16.9 x 24.2cm. Minor crinkles, pinholes to edges not affecting image.

“When [Calwell] died I took my camera to the service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne and pretended to be a press photographer. I entered the church with reverence and a sense of occasion. Inside I was amazed how the press photographers seemed to show little respect for the service and were so intent on getting their photographs regardless of the disturbance they might cause. It was an important lesson in photojournalistic desensitisation but not one I have accepted well.” Ref: Rennie Ellis, Decade: 1970–1980, SLV, p130.

Item #CL195-74

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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