Item #112789 A vintage carte de visite photographic portrait of George Fife Angas (1789-1879), merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist, and a significant figure in the foundation, settlement and development of South Australia. George Fife ANGAS.
A vintage carte de visite photographic portrait of George Fife Angas (1789-1879), merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist, and a significant figure in the foundation, settlement and development of South Australia

A vintage carte de visite photographic portrait of George Fife Angas (1789-1879), merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist, and a significant figure in the foundation, settlement and development of South Australia

The albumen paper photograph (94 × 61 mm) is mounted on the printed card (104 × 63 mm) of The Adelaide Photographic Company. There is an example of the same image in the State Library of NSW (a gift from a family member, John Howard Johnson); it is dated January 1870. There are a few tiny surface scrapes to the bottom millimetre or so of the image, and slight surface loss to the plain section of the mount adjacent to it, but overall it is in excellent condition. The 'Australian Dictionary of Biography' has this to say about Angas: 'although his prominence in the foundation of South Australia has been somewhat exaggerated ... he deserves full credit for the capital and settlers that he introduced into the new colony'. He emigrated with his family in 1851 and spent the rest of his life in the colony.

Item #112789

Price (AUD): $750.00