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Group portrait of men and boys on the deck of ELGINSHIRE

Date: 1916-1923
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024550
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This photograph depicts crew members on board the four-masted steel barque ELGINSHIRE.It is possible this photograph was taken between 1916 and 1922, as S J Dixon appears second from the right, back row, who joined as an apprentice in 1916, aged 16.
    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.
    HistoryThe four-masted steel barque ELGINSHIRE was built in 1889 by Birrell, Stenhouse and Company for Thomas Law and Company, Glasgow. It was sold to shipbreakers in 1922 and broken up the following year.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: GROUP PORTRAIT OF TWENTYFOUR MEN AND BOYS IN THREE ROWS ON DECK OF "ELGINSHIRE"

    Web title: Group portrait of men and boys on the deck of ELGINSHIRE

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