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Mr and Mrs Ralph Mood in front of their home in Parramatta North, around September 1870 / American and Australasian Photographic Company
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Title:
Mr and Mrs Ralph Mood in front of their home in Parramatta North, around September 1870 / American and Australasian Photographic Company
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Date:
1870
Format:
1 carte-de-visite ; sepia toned ; 6.5 x 10.5 cm.
Inscription:
Verso carries the printed trade label of the "American and Australasian Photographic Company / Sydney Office 11 Barrack St" with signature of Beaufoy Merlin and is numbered, in pencil: 12040. Inscribed "Mr & Mrs Mood in front of their home in Parramatta N." with an additional inscription, in another hand: "Parents of Rev. Ralph Mood, Presbyterian Minister".
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Description:
Parramatta publican Ralph Mood married Mrs Julia Leach, "late Matron of the Female Factory" in a Wesleyan ceremony at Parramatta in January 1839. When Ralph Mood died in January 1886, aged 85, he was living in Ebenezer Cottage in Church Street, Parramatta. Julia herself lived to the age of nearly 92, dying at her home in Church Street in August 1895. The house depicted in this photograph might be presumed to be Ebenezer Cottage.
The photographer Beaufoy Merlin and his American and Australasian Photographic Company arrived in Sydney from Victoria around July 1870, via several country towns in New South Wales. In an advertisement placed in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 1870 he announced that they had "now just completed taking nearly 800 views of Parramatta alone". This photograph may be one of those views.
Source:
CSL&RC PIC: small picture file : American & Australasian Photographic Co. ; Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact Sydney Living Museums to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
42056