Northcote Brass Band. An albumen paper cabinet photograph (image size 136 x 95 mm) on the original gilt-edged printed mount of Stewart and Co., 217 and 219 Bourke St East, Melbourne. Undated, but probably 1890s
Slight erasure to the mount near the address numbers; the image is lightly tanned (possibly from acid in the mount); in excellent condition.
This is a photograph of a calligraphic testimonial that contained 31 portrait photographs - 30 uniform-sized ones of members of the band, and a larger one of the recipient of the testimonial. It was presented to George Christian Clauscen 'as a mark of esteem'. Apparently he was 'mayor of Fitzroy 1886-87 and originator of the Northcote cable tram' (OnlyMelbourne website), but his connection with the Northcote Brass Band is not immediately obvious.