Office Of “The Sydney Morning Herald” [Under Construction]. Sydney Ure Smith, 1887–1949 Aust.
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Office Of “The Sydney Morning Herald” [Under Construction]

1924. Etching with foul-biting, signed in plate lower left, annotated “no. 5 [of] 30 proofs”, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 32.5 x 22.9cm. Slight foxing to left side of image, missing portions and old paper tape to upper margin, old mount burn.

Held in NGA, SLNSW, and University of Melbourne with varying dates between 1924 and 1926.

The office building of The Sydney Morning Herald was built in 1856 and located on the corners of Pitt, Hunter and O’Connell Streets, Sydney. By 1920 the newspaper had outgrown the building and “commissioned Manson & Pickering to build the present block. The contractors, Stuart Bros, erected it in three stages, completing the sections in 1924, 1927 and 1929. The 1856 building remained in use until stage I was completed in 1924 and was then demolished.” This view shows stage I under construction with the 1856 building still intact. Ref: Sydney Architecture.

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Item #CL198-89

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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