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Sydney, ca. 1885-1890 / photographed by Arthur K. Syerca. 1885-1890

by Arthur K. Syer
This fruit seller in the Rocks was caught unawares by amateur photographer Arthur Syer, who used a concealed detective camera to record the street life of Sydney. He was a friend of cartoonist Phil May and the authenticity of May's sketches of the city and its inhabitants owe much to Syer's photographs, which were incorporated into the background of his sketches as vignettes of day-to-day life.