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James Tuson, Mayor of Ararat ca late19C - Portrait of James Tuson, Mayor of Ararat, ca late19C

From the Collection of Ararat & District Historical Society operating the Langi Morgala Museum 48 Queen Street Ararat Victoria

Description
Oval-shaped black-and-white or sepia photograph mounted on a rectangular cardboard backing with the maker's marks on it.
Size
11cm*7.5cm
Object Registration
1487.2
Keywords
portrait, mayor, councillor, tuson, james-tuson, ararat-city-councillor
Historical information
This portrait is one of several photographs which Langi Morgala Museum has of James Tuson, who was an Ararat pioneer, city councillor and one-time mayor.
When Made
1882 or a little later
Made By
EC Waddington & Co (photographer)
Significance
Because of its provenance and its discernible date-range, and because of the good provenance for the maker, and the 'With Compliments' note on the back, this photo is of undisputed local significance. The donor or their relatives may well have been given this photo by Tuson or another.
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscription: on front: "E.C.Waddington & Co. / Elizabeth Street Melbourne" [the maker]. Inscription: on back, handwrittien and overwriting the maker's markings: "James Tuson / Mayor / 1882 / with Compt [Compliments] / 977P".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM