1886c Russell Street looking north from Collins Street


A beautiful photo of Russell Street looking north from Collins Street. The photo was taken from the roof of the newly-completed Cromwell House building on the south-east corner of Collins and Russell Street, which was the residence and rooms of Doctor J. G. Beaney.

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Photograph attributed to Charles Nettleton.

Notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "Photograph of Russell Street, Melbourne looking north from Collins, ca. 1880. Horsedrawn wagons travel down middle of street and churches are on both corners, right and l.l. and building c.l. reads: "55-57 / T. Smith / Lithographer & General Printer." Inscribed on picture in white ink: "Russell St. from Dr. Beaney's" (l.l) and "C. Nettleton photo." (l.r.)."

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Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.

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