Historical information

Taken in Beechworth c1870, this photograph depicts Ford Street taken from Church Street looking towards the Old Beechworth Gaol. This photograph was taken and produced by the American and Australasian Photographic Company which was founded by Beaufoy Merlin joined by his assistant, Charles Bayliss and Augustus Clinton, and operated between 1866-1873. The company traveled throughout Victoria and New South Wales before establishing a portrait studio in Sydney. There is no apparent connection to America.

Physical description

Black and white rectangular postcard. The image is printed on matt photographic paper and mounted on cardboard.

Inscriptions & markings

Obverse: NO INSCRIPTION Reverse: 5570 33 Beechworth about 1870 American & Australian Photographic Company. Victoria Branch. C. BAYLISS, Manager No. 62 Extra Copies may be had by sending Number to present Address.