Item #CL204-4 [Proposed Hotel Mereton, Elizabeth Bay]. Max Dupain, 1911–1992 Aust.
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[Proposed Hotel Mereton, Elizabeth Bay]

c1959. Vintage silver gelatin photograph with montage, press print, photographer’s stamp, publishing and date stamps with “1959”, slips of newsprint with caption, and publishing annotations in pencil verso, 24.8 x 20cm. Minor handling crinkles, some with surface cracks to corners, slight developing flaws, indents due to annotation verso.

Caption includes “An impression of the drive-in hotel proposed for Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay. The 24 floors would rise 259 feet above the road.” Stamps include “Max Dupain Studio, 49 Clarence Street, Sydney. BX 4901, BX 4907” and “Used 17 Oct. 1959, Herald.”

The photograph shows the end of Ithaca Road in Elizabeth Bay, looking back up the hill. The building in the foreground, 5 Ithaca Road, is next to Boomerang, a heritage-listed private house at 42 Billyard Avenue. A montage of the proposed Mereton Hotel, which did not come to fruition, has been added to the skyline.

Item #CL204-4

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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