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  • Title
    Photographs and ephemera belonging to Florence Taylor and original illustrations by her husband George Taylor, 1896-1944
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    PXE 1192
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  • Physical Description
    1 print - black and white - 38 x 50 cm
    32 drawings - pen and pencil, watercolour - 32 x 23 cm; 18.5 x 13 cm
    65 photographs - silver bromide, some mounted - 20 x 25 cm or smaller
    9 ephemera items - photo postcards, 1 programme, 2 paper badges - 20 x 26 cm or smaller, 11.5 x 15 cm, 4.5 cm in diameter
    1 photo album - 8 black and white photographs - 10.5 x 16 cm

    Florence Mary Taylor (1879-1969), architect and publisher, was born in Somerset, England. Her family migrated to Sydney in 1884 where John worked for the Department of Public Works. After his death in 1899, Florence became a draftsman. She married George Augustine Taylor in 1907 and became the first Australian woman to fly in a glider in 1909. With George, she was a founding member and secretary of the Town Planning Association of NSW. Appointed O.B.E. in 1939 and C.B.E. in 1961, she was an honorary member of the Australian Institute of Builders and also known as 'The Grand Old Lady of Publishing'. Her achievements did much to advance the public acceptance of women in the professions. Later as her health declined, she lived at Potts Point with her sister Annis Parsons, passing away in 1969.
  • Scope and Content
    This pictorial material is part of Florence Mary Taylor papers at MLMSS 1853 ADD-ON 212

    Folder 1- photographs
    58 photographs of Florence Taylor, husband George Taylor, sister Annis Parsons as well as various other friends, family and colleagues of Florence Taylor. Some photographs annotated; 7 card-mounted portraits of Florence Taylor and Annis Parsons.

    Folder 2 - Drawings
    22 page bound notebook of pen and colour pencil drawings, some with watercolour featuring members of the RMS Otmuz, May-June 1922 between Australia and London. Includes character descriptions in rhyme. Unsigned.
    10 pen drawings with watercolour by George Taylor, some annotated on back; 'The Hymn of the Craftsman', 1904; 'Cockies'; Rich Man, Poor Man illustrated poem, 1898; 'Straight Lines, Curves' (n.d.); 'Made in Australia: Souvenir, All Australian Manufacturer's Week, 1914'; What will a man remember illustrated poem, 1903'; 'The Swaggie' (by F. Ashton Murphy, with verses; 'The Swagman', 1896; Signallers (Portrait of Capt. Cox Taylor at Heathcote Artillery Camp), 1909; 'A Narrow Squeak', (n.d.); 'Scheme to Lessen City Traffic Congestion' illustration on transparancy (n.d.); Two men standing (n.d.).

    Ephemera items
    3 large postcards of scenes from Florida, USA; Central Office of Information Photograph of Tobacco Factory in Tanganyika; National Portrait Gallery photograph of inventor George Stephenson; photo postcard of the National Portrait Gallery; image of ropeway to Warragamba Dam; black and white print of example of town planning featuring shipping port, residential apartment blocks and roadways (signature illegible)

    Plastic sleeve
    Official Programme from the Ascot Races, 18 June, 1924; Fold-out paper photo album of annotated scenes of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • General note

    Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.3464 as part of the eRecords Project 2012-13
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    some drawings signed 'Tay', 'Geo Taylor', 'Taylor'
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