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JONES, John H.
[GOLD RUSH] Gold diggers' log hut
Circa 1861.Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (72 x 72 mm each image) on original pale yellow card mount (85 x 172 mm), fine condition with rich tones and excellent detail, verso with contemporary inscription in ink: Gold Diggers Log Hut, no photographer's imprint. This very early Victorian goldfields photograph by John H. Jones was part of a series of 120 stereoviews titledJones's Photographs of Australian Sceneries,published in 1862. As well as capturing goldmining scenes in various locations on the central Victorian goldfields, in an arc between Ballarat, Creswick, Clunes, Maldon and Castlemaine, Jones' photographs documented the early stages of development of townships along the newly constructed railway line to the northwest of Melbourne, which by 1862 extended as far as Sandhurst (Bendigo). The series also included several views of Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, towns in northern Victoria (Echuca, Beechworth and Wangaratta) and on the far side of the Murray River in New South Wales (Deniliquin and Hay). Another example of this stereoview, on a mount imprinted Jones's Photographs of Australian Sceneries, is held in the collection of the Bendigo Art Gallery, and is reproduced in the exhibition catalogueHer Majesty's territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries (Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013, p.15)
Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books

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