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SS VIENNA anchored in Harbour

Date: 1899-1917
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00022800
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Pyrmont,

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    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.
    HistoryBuilt 1899, owned by SS Vienna Co. Ltd (Gow, Harrison & Co. Glasgow) torpedoed by a German U boat and sunk in 1917 during WWI.
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