Australia New South Wales Sydney
Salon of Photography 1938 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: In 1938 a Commemorative Salon of Photography was held in Sydney to mark Australia's 150th anniversary. It was organised by the Photographic Society of New South Wales [et al] and was held at the Commonwealth Bank Chambers from March 23 to April 9 1938. Photographs displayed included a romantic silver gelatin print titled 'The Stock Route'.

Obverse Description

Two-masted sailing ship under full sail to right; grass-tree in foreground; around at right, COMMEMORATIVE SALON; around left, OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1938

Reverse Description

Accross centre, three rectangular boxes representing photo-negatives, a person in profile looking right, a rural scene and an industrial scene, all wraped in olive wreath; around, AUSTRALIA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY 1788 SYDNEY 1938. Near rim in small letters artist's initials C.E. and mint name, AMOR

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Salons of Photography are photographic exhibitions, held since the early years of the 20th century. To mark Australia's 150th anniversary in 1938, a commemorative Salon of Photography was held in Sydney. Photographs included 'The Stock Route', a sepia photograph of a dirt road edged with Eucalyptus.

-'Pictorialism to Modernism: Australian Photographs from the 20th Century'. Josef Lebovic Gallery web site -D. Tout-Smith 24/9/2003.

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