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  • Title
    [Eliza Lawson, May 1845 / photographed by George Goodman]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MIN 157
  • Level of description
  • Date

    May 1845
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1/9th plate daguerreotype in pinchbeck frame, inside velvet lined morocco leather Wharton casket (case) - visible image 6 x 4.8 cm., case 9 x 7.7 x 2 cm. (closed)

    Eliza Lawson was the eldest daughter of William and Caroline Lawson and a grand-daughter of Lieut. William Lawson, pastoralist and Blue Mountains explorer. She later married Edric Morisset in 1860.
    For further biographical notes see PXn 870, available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room. Genealogical information taken from the Annals of the Street Family of Birtley / by Kenneth Whistler Street (1941)
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Early Sydney photographer George Goodman travelled to Bathurst at the request of 100 subscribers and spent three weeks taking daguerreotypes at the Victoria Hotel in April and May of 1845 -- Curator of Photographs, Mitchell Library, 2004
    In May 1845, George Goodman photographed the Lawson family, probably at their property 'Veteran Hall' in Prospect, producing a set of six or more exquisite daguerreotype portraits. (Others in this series are located at MIN 142, MIN 155, MIN 158, MIN 323 and MIN 345). Dressing up for the occasion, the girls wore similar dresses highlighting the remarkable family resemblance between them -- Curator notes, 'Private Lives' exhibition, 2001.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1257753
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    T. Wharton stamped on reverse of pinchbeck frame
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Exhibited in

    Faces of Australia: image, reality and the portrait. - State Library of New South Wales (25 May - 12 October, 1992)
    Private Lives: Families of N.S.W. - State Library of New South Wales (January, 2001 - February, 2002)
    Eye 4 photography - State Library of New South Wales (January, 2005 - May, 2005)
    The Photograph and Australia (Art Gallery of New South Wales) - Art Gallery of New South Wales (March, 2015 - June, 2015)
    The Photograph and Australia (Queensland Art Gallery) - Queensland Art Gallery
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