Sydney GPO colonnade

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Format: Glass plate negative.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/collection=The_Tyrrell_Ph otographic

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database

Persistent URL: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=30952

Acquisition credit line: Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985

Unforgettable, riana_dzasta, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. BobMeade 81 months ago | reply

    Comparison photograph taken in July 2008 shown here:

  2. George 81 months ago | reply

    (I think it's colonnade.)

  3. Lú_ 73 months ago | reply

    This photograph is featured in the Indicommons.org post Interview: Paula Bray and Sebastian Chan, Powerhouse Museum, illustrating the first uploads from the Powerhouse.


  4. BobMeade 71 months ago | reply

    Thanks beachcomberaustralia, that's a great comparison from a master.

  5. beachcomberaustralia 69 months ago | reply

    I think I prefer this Henry King photo . . . . Yet again, it reminds me of some famous painting in composition. Not sure what . . . anybody have a clue?

  6. quasymody 30 months ago | reply

    I wonder whether this pic might have been taken during the early stages of the Moore St resumption and demolitions...maybe ca. 1891...here's a pic from the T&CJ taken in ca. February 1892, which shows how things looked then - nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71234386

    But I also wonder whether it might have been taken at about the same time as this other Henry King pic...which I suspect dates from the mid 1880s - www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2362662957/

    In this pic we catch a glimpse of the Bank of NSW...here's a better (albeit later) view - www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2667027158/

    Regardless of when it was taken, it's a fantastic pic...my theory is that the bloke with the scrolls is either a lawyer or a dreaded land agent...he's just been to the Lands Office www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2363524846/ and he's carrying a batch of deeds to be posted to clients.

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