The Spit

Middle Harbor, Australia, 1900

Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts The Spit, Middle Harbour, Sydney. The image is taken from Seaforth looking back towards the city. The punt that connected Mosman with Manly can be seen in operation. Lyons Boatshed is depicted in the centre right of the image and another boatshed is depicted in the centre left of the image. Lyons boatshed is still operating in 2000. Another group of boatsheds can be seen closer to Mosman. Several boats can be seen on the harbour including a steam vessel. People can be seen standing on the foreshore. Vegetation including eucalyptus trees can be seen in the foreground of the image. The caption, studio mark and number are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.Pedestrians and vehicles crossed The Spit by punt until 1924 when a wooden bridge was built. The bridge survived until 1959 when the current steel bridge was opened across the waterway.Glass negative, half plate, 'The Spit. Middle Harbour', Kerry and Co., c. 1890.3/34 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 156 Kerry Studio Number

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