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People promenading near the Palace Hotel at Watsons Bay, Sydney

Date: 1930-1937
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035690
Place Manufactured:Watsons Bay

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    This photograph depicts people promenading near the Palace Hotel in Watsons Bay, Sydney. The entrance to the right has a sign reading 'Afternoon Tea 1s...' (a shilling, or 5 cents). It is believed to have been designed by architect John Kirkpatrick and was built in 1886. In 1937, it was demolished and the Watsons Bay Hotel built in its stead.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: View of a hotel and grounds with people sitting and promenading.

    Web title: People promenading near the Palace Hotel at Watsons Bay, Sydney

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