Souvenir of New South Wales Court, Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne
Scope and Contents
An album containing nineteen mounted prints measuring approximately 290 x 225 mm., photographed by Johnston and O'Shannessy, and showing scenes in, and exhibits from, the New South Wales Court. Prints are uncaptioned apart from 'Johnstone and O'Shannessy, 55 and 57 Collins Street, Melbourne,' written beneath each print.
- 1888 - 1889
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Biographical / Historical
Henry James Johnstone was born in Birmingham, England, in 1835. He arrived in Melbourne in 1853. He was an active Anglican. In 1862 he bought out the Duryea and MacDonald Studio, based at 3 Bourke Street, and started work as Johnstone and Co. During the 1870s and 80s Johnstone was Melbourne's leading portrait photographer. He was also a prominent artist and exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy in London. In 1865 the firm became Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co. Johnstone's partner O'Shannessy was an ardent Catholic. Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co. occupied a variety of buildings on Collins Street, Melbourne, until the 1890s.
19 item(s) (19 images)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Prints generally in good condition.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the Royal Colonial Institute by R Burdett Smith, Esq., M.P. Executive Commissioner of New South Wales.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche number 73.
This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co
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