This photograph was taken by the British photographer John Thomson around 140 years ago during his travels through China. It shows an interior view of ‘hall of gods’ in the Buddist ‘Temple of the 500 Gods’ or ‘Magnificent Forest Temple’. Nowadays this early temple is most often referred to as the Hualin Temple.

Interior view the Buddhist ‘Temple of the 500 Gods’ or ‘Magnificent Forest Temple’. referred to now as the Hualin Temple.

Autochrome project launched by French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn in 1909 sent 50 photographers around the world to document what they saw in colour.

Dawn of the original Instagram: Stunning first colour photos of the world's people from a century ago

This photograph of the Chief Priest of the Hualin Temple was taken by John Thomson sometime around 1872. He first met this Priest some three years earlier when he was introduced by a local Customs Official. According to Thomson he was received with great courtesy, conducted to his private apartments, and then offered tea-cakes and fruit.

The Chief Priest of the Hualin Temple, photographed by John Thomson c.

shots from the 1920s onwards, of a variety of machines, ranging from ABC and Brough Superior to Velocette, all taken by one Harry Beanham. In later years I came to know a bit about this man who lived in Sydney; his quirky ways, his motorcycles, and his undying love of Velocette LEs

shots from the 1920s onwards, of a variety of machines, ranging from ABC and Brough Superior to Velocette, all taken by one Harry Beanham. In later years I came to know a bit about this man who lived in Sydney; his quirky ways, his motorcycles, and his undying love of Velocette LEs

Majeroni led an exciting life on and off the stage eventually becoming one of Australia’s best known nineteenth-century actors. He was born in Milan in 1840, where he studied to be become a civil engineer. But all this changed in 1850 when war broke out between Italy and Austria, and he took up arms and volunteered as a private soldier in the artillery brigade commanded by General Mezzacapo.

Eduardo Majeroni in "The Old Corporal", 1876

The station in this photo is the ‘old’ Redfern Railway Station which was demolished to make way for the opening of Central Station in 1960. It used to be located at end of Devonshire Street, 200 meters south of current Central Station. Confusingly this ‘Redfern Station’ is not the same as the current Redfern Railway Station which was transferred to Lawson Street when Central Station opened in 1906. The Redfern Station we know today was formerly known as Eveleigh Station.

Redfern Railway Station,Sydney in early years.

Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, Dr. Trumper and the 4.57 metre (15 foot) Einstein camera 1922

Trumper and the metre foot) Einstein camera 1922

A symposium to scope future research into magic lantern slide projection in Australia and New Zealand

The Projected Image Heritage of Australia and New Zealand - School of Art

WOODBURY (WALTER BENTLEY) and JAMES PAGE Two albums of topographical views and portraits, together with 29 loose photographs Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 €13,000 - 19,000 US$ 16,000 - 24,000

JAVA WOODBURY (WALTER BENTLEY) and JAMES PAGE. Two albums comprising a total of 60 topographical views and portraits in Java, predominantly in and around Batavia, together with 29 loose photographs, also from the Woodbury & Page studio, a few

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