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John Watson and Co (fl. 1855-1875) (photographers)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1855 - 1875

Biography

John Watson was a commercial photographer. He was active in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from 1855 to circa 1875. Watson had studios in: Edward Street, North Brisbane 1855 (this was a branch of Glaisters, Sydney); Queen Street, Brisbane, 1862-1875; Stanley Street, South Brisbane 1874 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.250).

Sources:

Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

'Pugh's Almanac'.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Botanic Gardens and Government House, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/3
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. A view of the gardens, with Government House in the background, largely obscured by trees.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Brisbane from Wickham Terrace, No 1, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/9
Scope and Contents

460 x 175 mm. A panoramic photograph consisting of two prints. A view looking towards the river and showing the side on which most of the building and commerce was taking place.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Brisbane from Wickham Terrace, No 2, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/10
Scope and Contents

460 x 175 mm. A panoramic photograph which is a continuation of the previous plate. The large street running down towards the river on the left hand photograph is Edward Street, and the Parliament houses can be seen in the middle distance in the right hand print.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Parliament Houses, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/8
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. A three-quarters front view of the Parliament above the Botanical gardens. This photograph shows the House before the additions which made the frontage one side of a rectangular building.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

The Milton Road, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/5
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. Photograph showing the road running alongside the river, with residential houses scattered here and there.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

View from Near the Gaol, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/4
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. A view looking towards the centre of Brisbane with the Parliament houses visible in the distance. Taken from what is now Paddington from a hill overlooking the river. Partially obscured by trees, the Victoria Bridge can be seen under construction.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

View from O’ Reilly’s Hill, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/7
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. The view looks towards a curve in the river, over trees and fields, with some houses on the riverbank at the left of the picture.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

View in Botanic Gardens, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/6
Scope and Contents

227 x 175 mm. A view showing lawns and trees beside the Brisbane River.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

View in Botanic Gardens Brisbane, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B/1
Scope and Contents

82 x 82 mm. A general view, showing azaleas and a palm tree. Mounted on title page.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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