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This photo dated the 9th of July 1928, looks to be taken within the Milson Point workshops where components for the Harbour Bridge were assembled. The name and role of the central figure is unknown, but he does strike a pose against the large steel component. Looking at the composition of the shot, the work of Australian fashion photographer Bruno Benini comes to mind but ultimately the photographer, like the subject, is unknown. If you have any idea who took this image and the identity of the central figure please comment below.
This photo come from a series of glass plate prints originally taken by the Department of Public Works, Sydney Harbour Bridge Branch between 1923 and 1933. Copies of these prints have been acquired by both the State Records NSW and the Powerhouse Museum. images from this collection will soon feature in our upcoming free sydney Harbour Bridge historical walking tour currently in production for iOS and Android devices. They will also be made available on the Powerhouse Museum’s Flickr Commons. For more information on the original glass plate negatives, greater series and contents please see the State Records of NSW and State Records Archives Investigator.
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