Black and white photograph depicting two ships anchored at Wooloomooloo Bay, taken by Freeman Brothers Photographers,1859. It is one of seven panorama albumen silver photographs depicting buildings, ships and coastal landscapes around Sydney by Freeman Brothers Photographers in 1859. The images include Fort Denison, Fort Macquarie, Government House, Parramatta River, Circular Quay and Dawes Point Battery.
The Empire newspaper, Sydney, 30 July 1859, page 1, carried the following advertisement promoting the photographs which make up the panorama:
'GRAND PANORAMIC VIEW of SYDNEY HARBOUR.- Messrs. FREEMAN BROTHERS have great pleasure in announcing they have just completed a magnificent series of views, forming a perfect Panorama of the Harbour, as seen from Kirribilli Fort. These views, which comprise the entire Harbour from Bradley's Head to Billy Blue's Point, are remarkable for their beauty of details. These are perfect pictures of every ship within the field, including the French man-of-war, the Thisbe, and her Majesty's ships Iris and Cordelia. - The very ripple of the waters is produced, and they claim admiration, both as specimens of photography, and a perfect representation of the Shores of Sydney, as seen from the waters of Port Jackson. On view at the Sydney Gallery of Photographic Art 392, George Street.'
Description of Content
Coastal landscape showing two ships anchored at Wooloomooloo Bay, Sydney. Trees and buildings are shown in the background.
Panoramic albumen silver photograph attached to mount board.
Place & Date Depicted
Hand written in grey pencil on front of mount board below photograph: '[indecipherable] / [indecipherable] / Wooloomooloo / [indecipherable]' Hand written in grey pencil on back of mount board: '43199 / 69'
Type of item
392 mm (Width), 190 mm (Height)
Albumen Photographs, Boats, Cities, Coastal Landscapes, Harbours, Landscape Photography, Landscapes, Natural Environment, Panoramas, Photographic Art, Photographic Papers, Photography, Rivers, Sailing Boats, Sailing Vessels, Settlement