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Collage photograph concerning wool bale delivery at Walsh Bay wharves

Date: 1910-1953
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00035627
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Walsh Bay, Woolloomooloo,

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    Description
    This collage features various Samuel J Hood Studio photographs. The top photograph depicts a wool bale delivery underway at Hickson Road near Walsh Bay wharves in Sydney (see 00035628). The circular and lower right image may relate to the visit of the German four-masted steel barque MAGDALENE VINNEN to Woolloomooloo, Sydney in March 1933, of which Hood produced an array of images of the crew participating in sports on deck, loading wool bales and climbing the rigging.
    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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