Carte de Visite of Anne Lindsay, from Winter's studio at "Australian Hall", opposite the Theatre Royal Melbourne. LINDSAY, Alfred WINTER, photographer.
Carte de Visite of Anne Lindsay, from Winter's studio at "Australian Hall", opposite the Theatre Royal Melbourne.

Carte de Visite of Anne Lindsay…
Carte de Visite of Anne Lindsay, from Winter's studio at "Australian Hall", opposite the Theatre Royal Melbourne.

Melbourne: Alfred Winter, circa 1860.

Photographic carte de visite, 95 x 60 mm., some rubbing; Alfred Winter trade details verso and manuscript attribution, very good.

Fine photographic carte-de-visite of Anne Lindsay, by the prominent early photographer Alfred Winter.

Fine photographic carte-de-visite of Anne Lindsay, by the prominent early photographer Alfred Winter.
The photographer was Alfred Winter, and his printed advertising crest is on the verso, complete with the kangaroo & emu coat-of-arms at top. This seems quite unusual, as the coat-of-arms is more associated with his Hobart premises (see examples in the State Library of Victoria). Winter exhibited at the 1866 and 1880 Melbourne exhibitions. Based on Bourke Street, his photographic studio was very successful, but he started visiting Tasmania in about 1866 and in 1869 moved there permanently, where he continued to take portrait photographs but also advertised "a large variety of Tasmanian views." 'Like many Tasmanian photographers he photographed Truganini, the last of the Oyster Cove Aboriginal people, in about 1875. A cdv portrait of her is among the large collection of his photographs in the Archives Office of Tasmania; others are in TMAG' (DAAO).
Anne Lindsay does not seem to have left much of a dent in the printed records, but the young woman photographed here may in fact be the woman of that name who was appointed the postmistress of Port Cygnet in 1864; a photo of postmistress Lindsay as a much older woman is held in the State Library of South Australia, and does bear some resemblance.

Price (AUD): $285.00  other currencies     Ref: #4008187