Moss Photographic Collection


Image courtesy of  Terri Svensson

Image : Maitland City Library

Image : State Library of Victoria



The simplicity of design on the back of the card, the subjects' clothing and the  studio props suggest that these photographs date from the 1860s. 

It also appears that there may be a stand or headrest behind the boy and man (above left) the base visible at floor level, just behind the feet. Earlier photographs required the subject to stand still for a period of seconds and studios utilised a range of headrests or stands to facilitate this.  [1] [2]