Mrs Irvine’s Tasmanian Exhibition passes

This identity pass (recto and verso) to the Tasmanian International Exhibition, Launceston, 1891-1892, belonged to Jemima Frances Irvine, artist and conchologist. The verso bears the official government insignia of the Lion and Unicorn, biotica used on the British Royal Coat of Arms and retained until replaced in 1919 with two thylacines. For more information on Tasmanian State Emblems, visit the Tasmanian Parliamentary Library page. The … Continue reading Mrs Irvine’s Tasmanian Exhibition passes

Frank Gee Duff portraits of women

This is one of several exquisite portraits of young women in their early twenties, each holding a different type of flower, which were taken at the studio of Frank Gee Duff, Charles St. Launceston, sometime between 1888 and 1895. The manager at the time of the sitting (or printing) of the larger image (above) was A.W. Scott, according to the mount. But from 1892 to … Continue reading Frank Gee Duff portraits of women