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Humphery collection of photographs of ships [picture]
Bib ID 3044140
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description [184-?-195-?] 
ca. 6500 slides, negatives, photographs : b&w, hand col., lantern, glass & nitrate ; 8.2 x 10.5 cm. + 16 albums + camera + early photographic equipment. 
Summary

Collection content is mainly shipping of Australian interest, chiefly 19th century. Most photographs were not taken by Dr Humphery. Images include: subjects of marine interest, ships, lighthouses, harbours, ferries, life on board ship, races, regattas, shipwrecks, divers. Also includes albums of views, rural scenery and personal subjects taken in Sydney, North and South Coast of New South Wales, Katoomba, Newcastle, Canberra area, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, United Kingdom, Europe and United States.

Biography/History

Dr E.M. Humphery, Sydney medical doctor, shipping enthusiast and historian, died 1961. Dr Humphery presented public lectures using 3.5 x 3.5 inch lantern slides. Lectures were on historical subjects of travel and shipping. Ref.: Australian popular photography, Nov. 1961, p. 12.

Notes

Condition: Good.

Collection includes Dr Humphery's camera and other early photographic equipment collected by him.

Selected images individually catalogued and digitised.

Glass negatives and lantern slides housed in cold store.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-146669895

Related Material Related material: E.M. Humphery papers, 1934-1953; National Library of Australia Manuscript collection, MS 5252. 
Subjects Ships -- Australia -- Photographs.
Occupation Photographers.
Other authors/contributors Humphery, E. M., -1961

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Call Number: PIC Cold store C4/3/1 # PIC/6133/1-6810
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