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SS MEDIC possibly in foreground with SS SIERRA in background at Circular Quay

Date: 1901-1926
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035150
Place Manufactured:Circular Quay

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    This photograph depicts an unidentified vessel in foreground, possibly the White Star Line's SS MEDIC, with the Oceanic Steamship Company's SS SIERRA in the background at East Circular Quay.
    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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