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457383
  • Title
    Milton Kent aggregated collection of negatives, chiefly aerial views of Sydney, ca. 1920-1982
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1923-1970
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    457383
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Milton Kent (1888-1965)

    Milton Kent's clients included the federal Government, the City of Sydney and a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations.

    He is best known for his aerial images. He had obtained his pilot's licence in 1926 and specialised in oblique aerial photography. His glass plate negatives are probably the best 1930's aerial views of Sydney and suburbs extant, particulary as they are mostly dated and identified, and often have the direction of view.

    After his death in 1965, his son Lindsay continued to run the studio until it was sold to Ernest Dorn in 1971.

    Reference:
    Library correspondence file

    For a biography of Milton Kent, see: Graham Hunt "Milton Kent, artist & commercial photographer, 1888-1965", in Ashfield's men of mark, Ashfield history no.16. Journal of the Ashfield & District Historical Society Inc, 2006 (pp.1-24)

    For an article on Milton Kent, including a portrait of his father Charles, himself and his son Lindsay, see: "A Modern Ariel with a camera" in People [magazine], 15 July 1953, pp. 24-27
  • Scope and Content
    COLLECTION 01
    Collection 01: Negatives of aerial views of Sydney 1920-1972 and commercial photographs, ca. 1970-1982 / photographed by Milton Kent
    Purchased from Ernest Dorn, October 2005

    COLLECTION 02
    Negatives, chiefly aerial views of Sydney, ca. 1930-1970 / photographed by Milton Kent.
    Includes two photographs, 1911 / by Herbert Ponting
    Purchased from Ernest Dorn, April 2007
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