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'The Spirit of Fun' being unloaded by TITAN onto TSS MONTEREY II

Date: 1932
Dimensions:
Overall: 155 x 203 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00021330
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Millers Point,

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    Description
    This photograph depicts a view of 'The Spirit of Fun', Lockheed Orion NC 12229, being unloaded by steam crane TITAN onto barge from the Oceanic Steamship Company's TSS MONTEREY II. This was for the first flight within Australia of a US civil aircraft and was probably photographed at Millers Point in Sydney. The aircraft was to be piloted by Arthur M Loew of MGM Studios and his attorney Joseph Rosthal and flown on a round-world tour.
    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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    Web title: 'The Spirit of Fun' being unloaded by TITAN onto TSS MONTEREY II

    Assigned title: Image depicts the view of "The spirit of fun"

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