William Short was a professional photographer and painter. Born in England, he came to Australia with his family in 1852, who settled in Melbourne. After struggling to find a market for his oil paintings, Short opened a photographic studio in 1863, advertising a new technique for reducing exposure times that was suitable for photographing babies. Short was more successful as a photographer than a painter and maintained his Melbourne business into the 1880s, although he was also active near Bendigo, Victoria, in the late 1880s and early 1890s.


  • Title: William Short
  • Date: 1863
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Type: Carte de visite
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.6 x 5.8 cm image; 10.2 x 6.2 cm mount card
  • Medium: Photograph
  • External Link: Collection record
  • Artist Country: Australia

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