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Captain E R Sterling, Ray Milton Sterling and Ethel May Sterling at the races

Date: 1918-1929
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035535

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    Description
    This image depicts American shipowner, Captain Edward Robert Sterling (far right), standing next to his son Captain Ray Milton Sterling and daughter-in-law Ethel May Sterling and two unidentified individuals (far left), at the races.
    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: Captain Sterling and wife with friends at the races.

    Web title: Captain E R Sterling, Ray Milton Sterling and Ethel May Sterling at the races

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