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Signed photographic postcard of a young man holding a book

Date: 15 February 1911
Dimensions:
Overall: 137 x 86 x 1 mm
Medium: Photograph on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: ANMS1109[028]

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    Description
    This signed photographic postcard depicts a young man holding a book. The writing lower right reads: 'Sincerely yours/Mervyn H Rodney(?)/15/2/11'. The image possibly depicts Mervyn Harley Rodney who was born in 1890, was a Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy and died in 1964.
    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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    Assigned title: Signed photographic postcard of a young man holding a book

    Web title: Signed photographic postcard of a young man holding a book

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