Townsend Duryea (AA 80)
The South Australian Museum Archive holds 4 rare original prints by Duryea (relating to Aboriginal people), as well as some reproduction negatives and prints.
Townsend Duryea was born in 1823, Glencoe, New York, United States of America. Townsend Duryea was trained as an artist, an engineer and a photographer. Duryea's skill, professionalism and success as a photographer were well known throughout South Australia, Duryea's career was cut short by a fire that destroyed his studio and some 50,000 negatives, almost his entire life's work. The South Australian Museum Archive holds 4 rare original prints by Duryea, as well as some reproduction negatives and prints.
For all South Australian Museum Archive and Australian Aboriginal Family History requests please contact the Archives Collection Manager or Aboriginal Family History Officer by post, fax or email with relevant research and contact details. Once your request has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the procedures required to process your application and make arrangements to view the collection items. Access to the South Australian Museum Archives and Reading Room must be organised a minimum of two weeks in advance, as access is by appointment only.
Aboriginal peoples; Photographers; Photography
Aboriginal peoples (Australians); Photographers; Portrait photography
Photographs; Sepia photographs
Adelaide, South Australia; Kadina, South Auustralia