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Tag Archives: models

Ockens House

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This architectural model of Ockens House has made its way from our collection store and is now on display in Recollect: Models. The Ockens house… More


Inside Studio 10, Nickson Street, Sydney 1982

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This photograph from the David Mist Archive collection is an interesting example of a photographer’s view of another photographer at work. This photograph is one of… More


Season’s Cheer

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This charming Christmas greeting is from the studio celebrity milliner, Mr John of New York.  It shows Mr John Pico John on the left, a… More


Hat hair at the races

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Today is Melbourne Cup day, a day when outrageous fashion is celebrated as much, if not more, than the famous horse race itself. This fantastic… More


Sailor fashion

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The influence of naval uniforms on fashion began in the 19th century when, inspired by the British Royal family, sailor suits became popular for children.… More


Model yacht sailing

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This photograph from the Tyrrell collection shows some model yacht enthusiasts sailing their craft in Centennial Park. Model yacht sailing was a popular leisure activity… More


Inspired by the collection #2

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Here is another photograph by Malcolm Smith of Parkes Observatory, whose work was featured on Photo of the Day on March 22nd. Malcolm has been using… More


Inspired by the collection

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The Photo Library responds regularly to requests from authors and publishers for images of collection objects and photographs. Sometimes we are contacted by people who request… More


The end of the evening

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This photograph related to the Bruno Benini archive  is the last in a series of three that form a narrative set in a nightclub.  The… More


Three models, two photographers

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This photograph related to the Bruno Benini archive was taken by Gerd Rosskamp in 1957, at the time he was sharing a studio with Benini,… More


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