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Departing passenger liner leaving the P&O wharf in Sydney Cove

Samuel J Hood Studio1923 – 1940

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Title: Departing passenger liner leaving the P&O wharf in Sydney Cove
  • Creator: Samuel J Hood Studio
  • Date: 1923 – 1940
  • Location: Circular Quay
  • Type: Photograph
  • 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: Glass plate negative
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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