Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
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Man's sweat-stained hat, possibly evidence in a criminal matter but perhaps the photographer's own hat, atop boxes of police negatives. Location and details unknown, but possibly CIB, Sydney, around 1928.
New South Wales. Police Dept.
photographic glass plate negative: b&w; 4.5 x 6.5 in
Emulsion side, ink: 1169 [red ink]
The boxes are marked with numbers, '23431 - 23448' for example, that match the style and format of other boxes from the Forensic Police Archive. The Australian flag on the box on the right was commonly used by the Austral brand of glass plate negatives. Part of an archive of forensic photography created between 1910 and 1964. This image is one of a series of 12 negatives contained in box no. 1156-1170.
Peter Doyle with Caleb Williams
City of shadows: Sydney police photographs 1912-1948
Historic Houses Trust, 2005, pp.31, 229.
City of Shadows at the Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, November 2005-January 2007.
Justice & Police Museum ; FP16_0004_002
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