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Five-masted American barquentine MONTEREY in Sydney Harbour

Date: 1890-1937
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024643
Place Manufactured:Sydney Harbour
Related Place:Fort Denison, Clark island,

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    Description
    This photograph depicts the American barquentine MONTEREY in Sydney Harbour, with Clark Island to the left and Fort Denison in the distance to the right. Formerly the British wool clipper ship CYPROMENE, the vessel was built in 1878 and broken up in 1937.
    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: "MONTEREY", FIVE MASTED AMERICAN SCHOONER AT SEA, IMAGE OF PAINTING BY WALTER BARRATT OF NEWCASTLE

    Web title: Five-masted American barquentine MONTEREY in Sydney Harbour

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