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  • Title
    King Street, Sydney from Pitt Street, looking East, February-March 1895 / H. King Syd.
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    [1895 or 1898]
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - albumen photoprint - 22.2 x 15.1 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Quong Tart's Tea House, at right
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • General note

    Transferred from SPF / Sydney -- Railways and tramways, 1892 (BM), July 2011
    Digital order no:a089342
    This item has been catalogued and digitised under a project funded and supported by the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, 2001.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled at lower edge
    "1451" -- at lower edge
    "Photo by Henry King c. 1880-90" -- stamped label attached below the photograph
  • Date note

    Dated from: Glimpses of old Sydney, King Street in 1892 (notes by C.H. Bertie available at PXn 916 Mitchell Library)
    In 1894-1895, St James's spire had a broach added which can be seen in this photograph
    The Fatal Card played at the Theatre Royal in 1895 and 1898
    The 'Loong Shan' Tea House at 137 King Street (opposite Theatre Royal King Street entrance) opened on 21 December 1889.

    See also SPF/Sydney -- Streets -- King Street 1892 (ACMS 141914) for further information on dating this image

    Page & Notting, real estate agents (sign on the mid-right hand edge), split in 1896, and with The Fatal Card playing only in 1895 and 1898, the date of the photograph is February-March 1895 -- information supplied by "quasymody", a State Library of New South Wales Flickr user, January 2012
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