Young man in fancy tie

An early carte-de-visite from Charles Wherrett senior, whose studio began operations in Hobart in 1872, and continued after his death in the hands of his eldest son Charles B. Wherrett up to the 1900s. WHERRETT, Charles B. Charles Wherrett senior, 83 Elizabeth St. 1872-1881; Charles B. Wherrett (son) Melbourne Portrait Rooms, 113 Elizabeth St. 1884-1897 (or longer?). With R. McGuffie until 1897. The clarity of … Continue reading Young man in fancy tie

Wherrett portrait of boys in sailor suits

These boys were not necessarily apprenticed in the service of the Navy. Their suits were a fashionable outfit for teenagers of the 1880s: above the knee trousers for the pre-pubescent, below the knee for the teenager. The Wherrett Brothers (Charles Wherrett and co.) operated a business from 83 Elizabeth St. Hobart between 1872-1881, and a studio called the Melbourne Portrait Rooms at 113 Elizabeth St. … Continue reading Wherrett portrait of boys in sailor suits

Wherrett and Light and Truth

Verso reads: “Light and Truth. C. Wherrett Photo Artist Melbourne Portrait Rooms Elizabeth Street Hobart Town Copies Can Be Had at Any Time” This carte dates from approximately quite soon after the death of Charles Wherrett senior, whose studio began operations in 1872. His sons inherited the business, and his eldest – Charles B. Wherrett maintained it through to the 1900s, sometimes in partnership with … Continue reading Wherrett and Light and Truth

Wherrett & McGuffie

A rare carte bearing the Wherrett & McGuffie stamp on mount and verso. © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR This article appeared in 1899 in – The Cyclopedia of Tasmania Vol .1, 1899 (?)Page 597-599 Click the link here. WHERRETT & CO. High Art Photographers, 113 Elizabeth St, Hobart (established 1872). For very many years Hobart has been an exceedingly … Continue reading Wherrett & McGuffie