Portrait of two men in suits smiling at the camera

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When: 01 January 1935

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This photograph depicts two men in suits and was possibly taken at an annual stud sale. The photograph could relate to stud sales by the Commonwealth Wool and Produce Company and was possibly taken during the 1930s. A handwritten inscription at bottom reads 'Dr Purden' or 'Dr Purdey'.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

Object no. 00035703


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    • 26/Jun/2021 14:13:42

    trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4208388 - a crop from this pic...showing only A.V. Kewney...appeared in the Melbourne Argus on 13th October, 1930...the pic was evidently taken in Sydney on 10th October, 1930, when RMS Aorangi arrived from Vancouver. She was evidently berthed at Darling Harbour wharf No. 5. A.V. Kewney (Arthur Vaux Kewney) was then secretary of the Victoria Racing Club. At the time he was returning to Australia from a tour to Britain and Europe. The identity of the chap on the right remains a work in progress...he's not Dr John Smith Purdy (1872–1936), the Sydney Health Officer...my guess is the scrawl on the slide is a red herring...and that Sam Hood had his slides mixed up...but I could be wrong...