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:

 

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