Lady Fox Young

Cabinet portrait. The mount bears the Anson Bros. Hobart studio stamp, dating it to late 1880s. Lady Fox Young was the wife of Sir Henry E. Fox Young who was Governor-in-Chief of Tasmania from 1855 to 1861, and one-time Governor of South Australia. From © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2010 ARR. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS ANSON, Joshua at H.H.BAILY, 1872-1877. ANSON Bros; 132 … Continue reading Lady Fox Young

Port Arthur church

PHOTOGRAPH ON GLASS Notes from current owners: “Port Arthur 1918. No 1 ANSON HOBART on lower of photo . On glass size 28cm x 23.5cm” The verso of the oval brass frame has the “Anson’s Photographs,Wellington Bridge Hobart” label. ANSON, Joshua at H.H.BAILY, 1872-1877. ANSON Bros; 132 Liverpool St. 1878-1880; 36 Elizabeth St. 1880-1887; 52 Elizabeth St. 1887-9; 129 Elizabeth St.1894-95. The two Anson brothers … Continue reading Port Arthur church

Anson portrait of Aboriginal Group

Group portrait of Truganini (left), William Lanney & Bessie Clarke © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR Details from owners: Photograph on glass (cracked) in oval brass frame. From left to right – Truganini, William Lanney, and Bessie Clarke. Size of original: 365mm x 310mm Inscription on verso: “Last Aborigines, Tasmania” and a handwritten date along the left-hand border “1915”. Verso … Continue reading Anson portrait of Aboriginal Group

Charlie Nairn portrait by the Ansons

ANSON BROTHERS 1885 Carte-de-visite of Charlie Nairn of the Tasmanian Reserve Force, August 1885, wearing the Bullion Badge of the TRF on his hat. Photographers: Anson Brothers, Hobart, August 1885, Wellington Bridge Hobart. Verso below: Reference: A Lion in the Colony by Major D.M.Wyatt RFD. 1990 page 33. © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005 -2007 ARR. Continue reading Charlie Nairn portrait by the Ansons