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Portrait of two men in suits smiling at the camera

Date: 1930s
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035703

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    Description
    This photograph depicts two men in suits and was possibly taken at an annual stud sale. The photograph could relate to stud sales by the Commonwealth Wool and Produce Company and was possibly taken during the 1930s. A handwritten inscription at bottom reads 'Dr Purden' or 'Dr Purdey'.
    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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    Web title: Portrait of two men in suits smiling at the camera

    Assigned title: Portrait view of two males in suits smiling to the camera.

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