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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A sepia portrait photograph of a bearded man wearing a high-buttoned coat seated on a chair with a woman standing beside him on the right. The woman is wearing a long gownwith a full skirt, low at the waist. The fitted bodice is tightly buttoned and has a lace panel. Her hair is in a bun. She appears to be wearing a wedding ring. The photograph has been taken inside a studio.
The photograph is mounted on card.
Size
H-167mm W-106mm
Object Registration
3163
Keywords
portrait-roberts
Historical information
There is no information with this item.
In the Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tamboon and Omeo Chronicle on Thursday August 3 1893, there is mention of a letter from Mr Harry Roberts, Marlo Road, "offering to sell the corduroy road to the council for £10, on condition that the council arranges for the exchange of the old road for one on the nothern boundary of his property.-Application to be made to the Lands department for the necessary exchange of roads to carry this proposal into effect. From the secretary for Lands, asking the council to mark the roads required in the M'Colloch on the plan,-Attended" This is likely to be the man in the photograph.

When Made
1893 - 1900
Made By
Vandyck Studios (Maker)
Significance
This photograph seems to be associated with a very early settler in the Orbost / Marlo area. It is also a pictorial record of dress in the late 19th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - hand-written - "Mr & Mrs H. Roberts My Best Friend"
front under photograph - :Vandyck Studios 3 Bourke St E Melbourne next door Gen Post Office
Last updated
14 Feb 2020 at 12:06PM