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Boyd, Thomas H, d. 1883



  • Existence: d. 1883


Thomas H. Boyd was a commercial photographer active in Australia. From 1879 until 1883 he ran the San Francisco Palace of Art with William Cargill at 252 George Street, Sydney. Boyd's Photographic Gallery was also based at 252 George Street in 1881. Boyd was commissioned to photograph Prince Albert and Prince George during their visit to Australia in 1881. After Boyd's death in 1883 there was legal action between Miss Annie Walker, administrator of his estate, and William Cargill. From 1883, after the litigation, Miss Walker owned Boyd's New Palace of Art at 254-356 George Street. This was run by L.E. Henderson 1883-86 and Alfred Williams in 1887. The San Francisco Palace of Art continued at 252 George Street, Sydney, with W. Cargill as the proprietor. It was managed by W.F. Bennett 1884-85 and W.A. Notting 1886-87 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.74, 136 and 142; Cato 1955, pp.44-45).


Cato, Jack (1955), 'The story of the camera in Australia'. Melbourne : Institute of Australian Photographers.

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