Alfred Bock studio stamps and portraits

This is an early Alfred Bock studio stamp, dated around 1857 when he first set up the City Photographic Establishment at 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town, complete with glass house studio. The stamp shows the early bare design of the photographer’s initials “A.B.” encircled by a belt with buckle, the motto in Latin “Ad Altiora” (towards the heights) withing the belt’s circumference, and a kangaroo perched on top. The studio’s address lies outside the design. Continue reading Alfred Bock studio stamps and portraits

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Thomas J. Nevin: heavily tinted cartes

This portrait by Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923) of a serious young man wearing a three piece suit, a blue bowtie and a fob watch on a chain buttoned to his vest features a stereoscopic viewer. It was taken by T. J. Nevin at his studio, The City Photographic Establishment, 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town. The stereoscopic viewer may have pertained to the young man’s occupation … Continue reading Thomas J. Nevin: heavily tinted cartes