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Illawarra Mercury General Printing Office, Wollongong, around  May 1871 / American and Australasian Photographic Company
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Title:
Illawarra Mercury General Printing Office, Market Square, Wollongong, around May 1871 / American and Australasian Photographic Company
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Date:
1871
Format:
1 carte-de-visite ; sepia ; 6.5 x 10.5 cm.
Inscription:
Verso carries the printed trade label of the "American and Australasian Photographic Company / Sydney Office 324 George Street" and Beaufoy Merlin's printed signature and is numbered, in pencil: 53018.
Subject:
Description:
The Sydney Morning Herald published a prospectus for a new newspaper, The Illawarra Mercury, in August 1855 and the first issue was published on Monday 8 October 1855.
The photograph has been dated to 1871 based on advertisements in the Sydney Morning Herald 6 May 1871 and 1 August 1871. In the former Beaufoy Merlin announces that Charles Bayliss will represent the American and Australasian Photographic Company in Wollongong from 8 May, weather permitting. In the latter the company announce that they have photographed every house and public building in Wollongong (and in several other towns.)
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC PIC: small picture file : American & Australasian Photographic Co.
Rights:
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Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
38793