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Seaman on YAHIKO MARU with two terriers and puppies

Date: c 1950
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035953
Place Manufactured:Darling Harbour
Related Place:Pyrmont,

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    Description
    Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Samuel J Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts a Japanese seaman on the Mitsui Line cargo ship YAHIKO MARO, probably in Darling Harbour, with two dogs and a litter of puppies.
    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: On deck of YAHIKO MARU with ship's dogs and crew.

    Web title: Seaman on YAHIKO MARU with two terriers and puppies

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