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., Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co. - Carte de visite photographs. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Carte de visite photographs
of a young man standing- with initials and date on the back 17/6/69, a mother and child, two children- one girl child sitting with doll, older boy standing - with the inscription on the back "B & Olly Murray about 1879 or 1890", young woman and girl standing. Bequeathed by John Murray Harrisson, great grandson of John Lee Archer, 1941. Carte de Visite photographs were small albumen prints, 54.0 mm (2.125 in) × 89 mm (3.5 in) mounted on a card sized 64 mm (2.5 in) × 100 mm (4 in). In the 19th century, cartes de visite were a very popular as calling cards. They had a definite format, which was an international standard.
Photographer printed on verso: Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co./ Photographers to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.C. and to His Excellency the Governor/ 3 Bourke Street East / Melbourne. Not dated but Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co operated a photographic studio at 3 Bourke Street from 1870. During the 1870s and 1880s Johnstone was Melbourne's leading portrait photographer. RS.123/16

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, photograph
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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Photograph Collection
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RS.123/16

Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 06:23
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
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