Baby and a dog on a sailing ship

Samuel J Hood Studioc 1910

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, Australia

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts a baby and a dog sitting on top of a deckhouse of a ship. The child may have been part of the captain's family living on board the ship, which was not uncommon in this era.


  • Title: Baby and a dog on a sailing ship
  • Creator: Samuel J Hood Studio
  • Date: c 1910
  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Nitrate negative
  • Significance: The Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Nitrate negative
  • Dimensions: 90 x 157 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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