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Portrait of unknown woman

Date: 1900-1901
Overall: 66 x 36 mm
Mount: 78 x 37 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[008]

User Terms

    A black and white phpotograph of a woman, wearing an elaborate hat and lace collar, seated and reading. The image was taken in Soames photographic studio, Oxford.

    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryJames Soame was a photographer who joined the Oxford based photography studio Gillman & Co which later became known as the firm Gillman & Soame.
    The firm later incorporated the established rival studio of Hills & Saunders in Oxford and in 1867 receive their first Royal Warrant from HRH Queen Victoria. This is followed in 1883 with a second appointment from the Prince and Princess of Wales and in 1893 the firm received the sought after royal recognition with their appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Portrait of unknown woman

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

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