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Ferries and steam launches in Sydney Harbour

Date: 1900s
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035088
Place Manufactured:Sydney Harbour
Related Place:Bradleys Head, Kirribilli,

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    Description
    This photographs depicts ferries and steam launches in Sydney Harbour, with Kirribilli and Bradleys head to the left and right in the distance. Four women are also visible in a small rowboat, foreground right. There appears to be smoke in the distance.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
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