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Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from North Sydney

Date: 1931
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00034637
Place Manufactured:North Sydney
Related Place:Lavender Bay,

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    Description
    This image depicts an almost complete Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge's pylons appear incomplete. The photograph was possibly taken from Holtermann's Tower, which is now Sydney Church of England Grammar School in North Sydney. The 27-metre tower was commissioned by gold miner, businessman and politician Bernhardt Otto Holtermann in 1874, to pursue his great passion - photography.
    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

    Primary title: LAVENDER BAY HARBOUR BRIDGE AND PASSENGER VESSEL IN VIEW

    Web title: Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from North Sydney

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