Davidson, A.B.

Maitland : 1899 - 1912

Davidson’s rubber stamp on the back of his photographs informs the public that “Enlargements in crayon, Indian ink & oil paintings” are also his specialities.

Appearing in the Maitland Mercury primarily from June 1899 to May 1900, Davidson’s photographs include the clergymen of the East Maitland Synod, children at the Oakhampton Public School picnic and the delegates of the Congregational Union of New South Wales at their half yearly meeting. [1]

He is still in Maitland In 1912, as the Maitland Mercury reports the hospitalisation of the 'well-known photographer', hoping to 'leave the institution in the course of a few weeks.' [2]


This card-mounted photograph (right) for Barden and Ribee suggests that Davidson had at least one commercial advertising commission.

Luncheon rooms at the Maitland Agricultural Show of April 1900 featuring  J.S. James together with Ossie, Harry and Flossie James (below)

 Image : Maitland City Library

Image : Maitland Historical Society

Possibly the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902)


[1] Maitland Mercury, 8 June 1899, 10 February 1900, 16 May 1900.
[2] Maitland Mercury, 23 March 1912.