Panoramic view of Sydney taken from the top of the Garden Palace, the International Exhibition Building.

Panoramic view of Sydney taken from the top of the Garden Palace, the International Exhibition Building.

Sydney: Richards and Co, 1879. An albumen panoramic photograph of Sydney taken from the tower of the Garden Palace, overlooking Government House towards the Heads, with a squadron of 10 ships in the middle distance. The newly erected obelisk, representing the discovery of gold in Australia is in the lower right corner of the photograph . On the verso, in contemporary hand, "No. 3a". The Powerhouse owns an album of Richards photographs with a similar photo but taken from the front door rather than from the tower. The Sydney International Exhibition started on 17 September 1879 and ran for seven months, entertaining over a million visitors before it closed. Unfortunately the Garden Palace, the ornate central structure, burned down in 1882. 9 3/4 x 5". Not laid down. Very good condition. Item #18854

Price: $350.00

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