Lot 15
  • 15

Australia, Sydney--Resch family

1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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  • Two albums of photographs relating to the Resch family, their home, Swifts at Darling Point, and views in Sydney. [c.1900-1904 (and later additions) and 1912]
  • paper
1. Album titled 'Sydney' on upper cover, oblong folio (290x 380mm.), 16 albumen prints of 'Swifts' by Kerry & Co. (240 x 290mm., or the reverse, each with photographer's blindstamp in the image), 3-plate folding panorama of Sydney (230 x 780mm., backed on linen), 2 photographs of Resch's Brewery Theatre night, September 23rd 1904 by G.A. Hills (185 x 240mm., mounted on photographer's thick card mount), 5 Resch family photographs (average 190x 140mm.), and 7 later related photographs pasted in, on thick card mounts, contemporary brown half morocco, green cloth boards, upper cover stamped in gilt 'SYDNEY', some minor wear, panorama rather creased, rebacked with brown cloth, corners rubbed
2. Album titled 'Swifts. Darling Point, 1912' on upper wrapper, oblong 4to (235 x 280mm.), 9 glossy silver prints (145 x 195mm.), corner mounted on thick paper, original wrappers tied with green thread, upper wrapper titled in gilt, wrappers faded and slightly worn

Catalogue Note

In 1900 the large Sydney mansion Swifts was purchased by the German emigrant brewer, Edmund Resch (1847-1923), who arrived in Australia in 1863.