Summary

Black and white 1/4 plate glass negative featuring a Circular Quay tram in Sydney city, with pedestrians in front and a large sandstone building behind, circa 1900s.

This is one of twelve negatives originally housed in an Imperial Special Rapid Plates box featuring scenes in Sydney and a picnic at an unknown location, presumably in New South Wales or Victoria. The provenance of these images is unclear, but they were housed in the Kodak Museum in a box marked GP68. These negatives are part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

Street view of tram, with pedestrians walking in foreground, and a group of people standing to the left in front of a large sandstone building with arcade and arch windows.

Physical Description

Black and white 1/4 plate glass negative, landscape format

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