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Men in civilian and maritime dress standing outside the entrance to the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron building

Date: 1920s
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024182
Place Manufactured:Kirribilli

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    Description
    The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is a private sailing club which was formed in 1862. This portrait depicts 18 men standing in front of the entrance porch to the Squadron's main building in Kirribilli.

    Various well-known yachting personalities are pictured with Alexis and Frank Albert (far left), David Carment (with white beard) and David Shallard Carment (fifth from right wearing RSYS uniform). Standing to the right of David Shallard in civilian attire is Judge Alfred Paxton Backhouse.
    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: Men in civilian and maritime dress standing outside the entrance to the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron building

    Primary title: MEN IN CIVILIAN AND MARITIME DRESS STANDING OUTSIDE ENTRANCE PORCH OF SYDNEY ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON BUILDING

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