Allen Family photographic albums
In 1966, the family of Sydney solicitor Arthur Wigram Allen donated 51 albums of his photographs to the Library. A compulsive amateur photographer, Allen had recorded his family and surroundings between 1890 and 1934 with 10,000 meticulously captioned black and white snapshots. As an intimate visual record of a well-to-do Sydney family and its milieu, the albums remain without peer.
Here you can view the pages of three of his albums: