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  • Title
    Sydney street life, harbour and beach scenes, domestic animals, ca. 1880s-1900 / photographed by Arthur Syer
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 2109
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1885 - 1900
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1269415
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    81 photographs - 15.2 x 20.4 cm or smaller - albumen
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Arthur Syer, brother of artist Walter Syer, was an amateur photographer who specialised in candid, unstaged photographs of 19th century everyday people and subjects.
  • Scope and Content
    Sydney streets and waterfront, ca. 1890s-1900
    1. Scene of George Street including General Post Office building
    2. Scene of George Street including General Post Office building
    3. Scene of George Street (near Wynyard, looking south)
    4. [Horses eating from feedbags]
    5. [Sydney Town Hall]
    6. [Circular Quay]
    7. [Kent (Ship)]

    Sydney streets, including horse-drawn transport and trams, ca. 1890s
    8. [Forest Lodge double decker steam tram stopped on Elizabeth Street near Supreme Court N.S.W.]
    9. [People boarding Forest Lodge Tram]
    10. [Street scene of Elizabeth Street with frontal view of Forest Lodge Tram]
    11. [Horses drawing cargo through Argyle Cut, The Rocks]
    12. [Horses drawing cargo]
    13. [Horses drawing cargo, The Rocks?]
    14. [Tram, West Crescent St., North Sydney]
    15. [Horse carriages, West Crescent St., North Sydney]
    16. [The Royal Exchange of Sydney]
    17. [Street scene with lady walking uphill, The Rocks?]

    Sydney Harbour, ca. 1890s
    18. [Man walking on beach]
    19. [3 male passengers on ferry]
    20. [Ferry in harbour]
    21. [3 boys by Manly Wharf]
    22. [People standing on shore by Manly Wharf with paddle steamer]
    23. [People walking down stairs to Harbour, North Shore]
    24. [Ship in Circular Quay]
    25. [Men walking on Harbour beach]
    26. [Ferry in harbour]
    27. [Cows on beach with ship anchored in bay]
    28. [Crowds on beachfront]
    29. [Two men on rocks, pulling in their boat]
    30. [Wharf, Circular Quay]

    Sydney street life, ca. 1895-1900
    31. [Street merchants selling artworks]
    32. [Street parade George Street]
    33. [Street sweepers]
    34. [Group of children and adults gathered around a ladder]
    35. [Men gathered around livestock pen]
    36. [North Shore Steam Ferry station, Milsons Point]
    37. [Lady walking on pavement]
    38. [Two men and boy gathered behind tramcar]
    39. [Man standing by horse and carriage]
    40. [Military brigade]
    41. [Marching band, corner of Devonshire Street and Chalmers Street]
    42. [Horses laden with cargo]
    43. [Crowd of spectators]
    44. [People walking along colonnade]
    45. [Two women and baby under umbrellas]
    46. [Man carrying basket on head]
    47. [Man with hose, Circular Quay]
    48. [Street scene with group of men]
    49. [Men loading cargo]
    50. [Street scene]
    51. [Gentleman paying street merchant, High Street Wharf, Neutral Bay]
    52. [Two Chinese men in street, baskets alongside building]
    53. [Horses carrying wagons with cargo]
    54. [Chinese hawker offering goods to women outside home]
    55. [Chinese man carrying baskets hung from a stick]
    56. [Man pushing another in wheelchair, High Street Wharf, Neutral Bay]
    57. [Coaches and wagons heading south on Macquarie Street?]
    58. [Horse drawn wagon]
    59. [Horse drawn wagon ]
    60. [Horse drawn wagon outside cottage]
    61. [Street scene with man and three children]
    62. [Man with shoe shiner]
    63. [Elderly woman speaking with man]
    64. [Street scene with three children and lady bent over in cart]
    65. [Crowd scene]
    66. [Horses moving past family butcher, William Street]
    67. [Two women carrying basket]
    68. [Train of horses drawing wagon]
    69. [Street scene with tram]
    70. [Washing on clothesline]

    Domestic animals, Sydney harbour area, ca. 1890s
    71. [Newfoundland dog on beach]
    72. [Newfoundland dog digging hole on beach]
    73. [Border collie on jetty]
    74. [Terrier on beach]
    75. [Newfoundland on porch with terrier]
    76. [Woman tending to chickens]
    77. [Cows grazing]
    78. [Men, children and dogs on beach]
    79. [Boy in backyard]
    80. [Horses]
    81. [Newfoundland and terrier on beach]
  • System of arrangement
    Photographs arranged into separate consignments that were purchased from vendor
  • Source
    Purchased from Josef Lebovic Gallery, November 2014, Australasiana Collectors' List No. 174, items 60-64
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Category titles used in listing supplied by vendor
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 1296835
  • Date note

    Dates taken from description in vendor's catalogue
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