Neutral Bay, Sydney. 'Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. Real Photo Advertising Cabinet Card.
Sydney: Ca.1900. View from a slight rise, with the ferry in view, along with a wooden picket fence lining the shore, along with a hand full of beach huts and a woman carrying a satchel. Albumen photograph with hand color mounted on a dark green cabinet card stock.
Unsigned but possibly by John Paine, who did similar cards. The "Greetings" in gilt on banner with leafy branch printed below the albumen photographic print. In pencil on the verso "With kindest regards from Isabel E. Lawrence Xmas 1904". Albumen photograph & card superbly bright. 8 1/4 x 5" Very good condition. Item #23894