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Black and white 120 film negative strip containing three images of vessels and houses around the Brisbane River

Date: 1890s-1930s
Dimensions:
Overall: 133 x 61 mm
Image: 41 x 55 mm
Medium: 120 format film negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Arlene Hope
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Negative
Object No: 00048195

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    Description
    Black and white 120 format film negative strip with three images.

    The top image is of Brisbane by the river. The large building seen on the opposite shore, far right, is Parliament House.

    The second image is taken from the top of a hill and shows a large bend in the river with a town in the background. There is a large vessel with 2 masts and a funnel. There are also sailing ships visible.

    The third image is an aerial view of the river and a tributary coming from it, with a bridge over it. Houses can be seen in the foreground of the image. There is a rotunda in park land on a point that sticks out into the river. This is the same image as 00048200.

    The photograph was taken by John Cameron from an original glass plate taken by P C Poulsen from a collection of photographic negatives of original glass plate images from the 1890s-1930s. Many are signed P C Poulsen. Most are from images taken of the 1893 Brisbane floods.
    SignificanceThe images present an excellent documentation of the swollen Brisbane River in 1893, streetscapes of Brisbane in flood, and damage to the waterfront and shipping.
    HistoryThese images are from a collection of photographic negatives of original glass plate images from the 1890s-1930s. Many are signed P C Poulsen. Some later aerial shots may also be from the Poulsen studio. Many of the images show Brisbane City under water from the swollen Brisbane River in 1893.

    Poul Poulsen founded Poulson studios. He was born in Denmark in 1857 and arrived in Sydney in 1876. In 1882, he moved to Queensland and was later joined by his sisters and brothers from Denmark. He opened his own studio at no 7 Queen Street in 1885 and later opened branches, run by his brothers in other Queensland towns. Poulsen vigorously advertised constant improvements and modernisation in his studio and in the service he provided. His sons and grandson followed in his footsteps.

    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Poul C Poulsen Collection

    Assigned title: Black and white 120 film negative strip containing three images of vessels and houses around the Brisbane River

    Web title: Black and white 120 film negative strip containing three images of vessels and houses around the Brisbane River

    Related People
    Photographer: John Cameron
    Photographer: Poul C Poulsen

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