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Catering crew of NEWCASTLE with pet cats

Samuel J Hood Studio1910 – 1920

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

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. The two cats appear to be important inclusions in this portrait of the catering crew of the paddle steamer NEWCASTLE. The ship did the overnight run between Sydney and Newcastle for 40 years.

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  • Title: Catering crew of NEWCASTLE with pet cats
  • Creator: Samuel J Hood Studio
  • Date: 1910 – 1920
  • 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 153 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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