Four original albumen paper photographs mounted on one sheet of card from a loose-leaf album. They are numbered and captioned on the mount - No. 10: General Post Office. No. 12: King William St. No. 14: King William St. No. 16: Rundle St. Adelaide, Alfred STUMP, and Company.
Four original albumen paper photographs mounted on one sheet of card from a loose-leaf album. They are numbered and captioned on the mount - No. 10: General Post Office. No. 12: King William St. No. 14: King William St. No. 16: Rundle St

Four original albumen paper photographs mounted on one sheet of card from a loose-leaf album. They are numbered and captioned on the mount - No. 10: General Post Office. No. 12: King William St. No. 14: King William St. No. 16: Rundle St

The gloss-paper prints are each approximately 150 × 200 mm. The three streetscapes have the title and studio credited in the negative. The first two items are slightly foxed, and there is a tiny hole in the sky in the first one; the gloss surface is lightly scuffed; overall, the condition is very good. According to information supplied by the family (see State Library of South Australia B 71188/2), Hobart-born Alfred Augustus Stump trained as a photographer under (J.W.) Beattie, before moving to Adelaide and setting up his own studio. Davies and Stanbury list Stump and Co. at various addresses in King William Street and Rundle Street in the city from 1888. A short paragraph in the 'Narracoorte Herald' on Friday 13 July 1894 contains the following: 'A fire occurred in the premises of Messrs. Stump and Co.'s photographic studio, Hindley-street, at 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning. The place was completely gutted, nearly everything being destroyed'. The studio was in fact at 35A King William Street, on the northern corner with Hindley Street. These photographs come from an incomplete and damaged loose-leaf album purchased at auction in Adelaide in August 1971: the purchaser pencilled in 'supposed to be c.1890'. The album has the appearance of a studio stock book, with numbers on the captions of the remaining plates ranging from 10 to 218. One of the photographs (Number 179) showed the studio at 35A King William Street, presumably taken some time between its establishment in 1892 and the fire in July 1894, giving the supposed date of the album some basis in fact.

Item #105523

Price: $220.00