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Glass plate negative of view of the Shipard family at Bungowannah, near Albury

Glass plate negative (1 of 193), view of the Shipard family at Bungowannah, near Albury, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Australia, c. 1906 Portrait-format, black and white glass plate negative depicting a view of the Shipard family at Bungowannah, 15 km east of Albury. Seated on the verandah is Joseph Shipard, and with the children, Stanley John and Bessie Maud, is their father, Ephraim (known as Teddy). A dog is licking his hand. The third man has not been identified. The house is also shown in -58 and is still owned by members of the family

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Headline: Family pictures and social history 1906 Bungowannah

Summary: Photographic glass plates pre-date film and negatives and were common up until the early 1900's and could still be processed upto the 1980's. Photographic prints can then be made from the glass plates. The plate above is held at the powerhouse but members of the family also have copies of the Photgraph. The plate shows Joseph Shipard was born 22/4/1859, died 17/9/1945. Never married. Ephraim Shipard (Teddy) was born 22/10/1866, died April 1938. The children Stanley John was born 17/7/1898, died 1968, and Bessie Maud, born 22/2/1904, died 28/10/1995. All seated outside their home in Bungowannah outside Albany in 1906. The plate negative is part of a larger collection at the museum that shows locations and buildings around Sydney and New South Wales. Importantly it shows the social context and economic history of the time.
Source: Powerhouse museum, Raymond Phillips

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