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441569
  • Title
    Henry William Burgin - studio portraits of Parramatta residents, ca. 1860-1872
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 1036
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1860-1872
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441569
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 10 x 6.4 cm. - 120 carte de visite photoprints
  • Scope and Content
    1. Bill Abbott
    2. Joshua Ardell [ie Ardill, stonemason & grocer, wearing Mason's apron]
    3. Ardell [female] / J. Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford Street, Sydney
    4. Artlett [Two men standing beside chair, Bowles or Artlett] / H.W. Burgin, Parramatta
    5. Billey Ashby
    6-7. Agnes Baly (Mrs Sydney Byron) / H.W. Burgin
    8. J.J. Beauchers [ie Mr & Mrs Beukers, printers]
    9. Roland Bergan / Photographic Studio, Henry Goodes, Lewis Street, Mudgee
    10. William Henry Best .. taken before he went to the Gulf in 1860. [in a different hand in pencil] "Henry William Best / born 1838 - educated / King's School, / Parramatta / Aged 22 when / this photograph taken ..."
    11. John Booth [1833-1900]
    12. Bowers [not found]
    13. Burgin [female]
    14. Cawood [Sergeant. In uniform with gun]
    15. Mrs (Herbert) Emily Coates [with child]
    16. Crouch ? [female]
    17. David Dale
    18. G. Edwards
    19. Miss Ferguseru [Ferguson?, ca. 1883-1888] / E. Riisfeldt, The Royal Arcade Phots. Place of Art, 492 and 496 George Street, Sydney
    20. F. Fullegar
    21. John Golledge
    22. Jim Gray
    23. Miss Hanks, Jessie Hanks daughter?
    24. Mrs Hilt
    25. Miss Hybank? [or] Mrs Johnstone?
    26. Jones (of John Taylors)
    27. W. Lyons
    28. [A] McManus [trick photo, holding decapitated head]
    29. [William Baker] McMonigal
    30. Harry Marle
    31. Mrs Mason
    32. Harry Mance [ferry captain]
    33. Lipmann Menser [bootmaker & volunteer fireman]
    34. T. Muston
    35. Nicholson Painters
    36. Overton / H.W. Burgin, Church St., Parramatta
    37. Miss Pass / W.H. Burgin, Photographer, Church St, Parramatta
    38. Jack Pye [with child]
    39. Jim Pye [Mayor]
    40. Richie Boys. John, Jas [i.e. James], Bob
    41. Bob Rutter
    42. Jordan Sparkes [undertaker]
    43. Mr Staff
    44. W.J. Stephenson
    45. John Thomas [in ink on reverse] / photographed by W & D Downey, Newcastle on Tyne
    46. Peter Torsoke of Fairclough [South Sea Islaner in livery]
    47. Mrs Tuke
    48. Mrs Vallack / Southwell Brothers ... London
    49. Very
    50. G. Wickham [postal clerk]
    51. Wilcockson
    52. C. Willis [female seated with girl standing beside her]
    53. Willis family "Tom Willis? & wife" [couple with young child in centre]
    54. T. Willis
    55-120. [Unidentified children, family groups, couples, men, and women]
  • System of arrangement
    Arranged by alphabetical order where known.
  • Source
    Presented by P. Geeves, June 1963 Pic.Acc.63 Transfer from Mitchell Library Small Picture File (SPF), Sept. 2004.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This collection features studio portraits, mainly by Burgin, of people standing beside furniture or seated.
    The images that do not bear a photographer's stamp originate from Burgin's studio as demonstrated by the backdrops and studio furniture used. -- Reference: Curator of Photographs, Sept. 2004
    Different examples of Burgin's (father & son) photographer's stamp are represented in this collection.
    No.6-7. Agnes Baly is identified from two carte de visite photographs donated by Mrs H. Connor in Sept. 1953 (located at P1/Baly). An inscription on the reverese of No.6 relates that Agnes Baly was the daughter of Marie Antoinette Rattray (nee Allan).
    No.11. Biographical information on John Richard Booth, supplied by Beatrice Booth in 1975, is located at PXn 949. The occupation and business address of Mr McManus is given as wheelwright, Hunter Street, Parramatta.
    No.61 is cracked through the centre.
    A collection of glass plate negatives from the Parramatta studio of Burgin, are located at ON 58. Some of these negatives correspond with the portraits in this collection. These include: PXA 1036/86 with ON58/34 ; PXA 1036/87 with ON58/33 ; PXA 1036/115 with ON58/42.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823560
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Some bear photographer's stamp on reverse
    Many are identified on reverse by a pencil handwritten inscription.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    No. 40 previously had James identified as Jason
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