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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