Philips Glass Plate Negative Collection
A collection of 193 glass plate negatives of Sydney and regional New South Wales dating from 1880 to 1920, possibly by Arthur Philips.
The collection of photographs includes views of Sydney Harbour and shipping, of major Sydney buildings including the Sydney Town Hall and GPO, street scenes including a cable tram, general 'bush' views, portraits, exterior and interior views of houses and details of garden ornamentation and some staged, (tableau vivant), photographs including depictions of women boxing and men fencing. The images are on both whole and half plate negatives and many of the larger images are of a high quality. The negatives were donated to the Museum by Raymond Philips, who found them in a deal box in the garage of his family home after his parents death. It is believed that the photographer was his father, Arthur Philips, who was a gold and silver merchant.
City and town views; Landscapes (views)
Glass plate negatives; Photographs
Sydney, New South Wales