"Naval Sham Fight" Sydney Harbour, one of 5 photos in and around Sydney: with International Exhibition Building after the fire, and native animals.
Ca. 1882. A photographic album page with images of 'A Naval Sham Fight in Sydney Harbor' on April 16th, 1881 with many horse drawn buggies and people observing. Trove locates a similar image of the Naval Sham Fight in Sydney, at the State Library NSW, call number SPF/1013. Obviously by the same photographer, this is the next snap in a series, this one includes the other ships taking part in the engagement. Below are images of 'Native Cats" and a "Native Bear".
On verso, a photo of a painting of the Sydney International Exhibition Building with an albumen photo below of the same entitled, Exhibition Hall "After its destruction by fire" showing partial walls and much debris. The Hall burned in 1882.
Images laid down on stock 9 1/4 x 11 3/4", images are 8 x 6", 8 x 4.5" ,7.5 x 5 1/4". Smaller are 3 3/4 x 3". Stock is toned, chip at bottom and corners, not affecting images; images are very clear. Very good condition. Item #25085