The Yarra below the Falls
Daintree, Richard 1832-1878 & Fauchery, Antoine 1823-1861, photographers
The Yarra below the Falls. Melbourne
photograph : albumen silver ; 19.7 x 25 cm.
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By 1858, we can already see the altered state of the Yarra River.
This image is part of the first photographic series of Australian scenes presented for sale to the public. Produced by the studio of Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree in 1858, this photograph is one of 53 collectively known as the Fauchery-Daintree Album.
Using the latest collodian wet-plate process, Fauchery and Daintree produced their collection of albumen silver prints at a time when the sales of photographs were flourishing.