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[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

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Record title

[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

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SPG/205

Record identifier

94RXgVB1

[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

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[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

Full title

[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

Date

[ca 1862-1864]

Call Numbers

SPG/205

Record Identifier

94RXgVB1
Physical Description

Contents

1 photograph - 9.1 x 5.6 cm (mount 10.3 x 6.2 cm) - albumen

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Created before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format of an unnamed married couple. On the verso of the photograph is an imprint of ‘W. Hetzer’s Photographic Gallery, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’

The portrait shows the choice of an elaborate studio backdrop and props which likely indicates this couple had social aspirations. The woman’s lig...

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Full title

[Photographic portrait of a married couple, Sydney ca 1862-1864] / photographed by William Hetzer

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

On the verso of the photograph is an imprint of ‘W. Hetzer’s Photographic Gallery, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’

Date note

No date. Date based on dating the costume of the man and woman. In late 1860, Hetzer was the first photographer in the colonies to market the carte de visite portrait.

Description source

Titled by cataloguer.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Douglas Stewart Fine Books, August 2017.

Administrative / Biographical history

William Hetzer arrived in Sydney from Germany in 1850 and opened a studio the same year at 15 Hunter Street, advertising calotype (salt prints) portraits and views. Hetzer specialised in paper photography, which was a novel process in the colony, as well as stereograph views. He was assisted by his wife Thekla, who was one of the earliest woman pho...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SPG/205

Record Identifier

94RXgVB1

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/94RXgVB1

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Reference code

1011033

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