Friday, June 8, 2012

Thomas Nevin's stereo of sister Mary Ann at New Town rivulet

MARY ANN NEVIN (1844-1878)
Brothers Thomas James and Jack (William John) Nevin arrived in Tasmania in 1852 as children with parents Mary and John Nevin, and two sisters, Mary Ann and Rebecca Jane. The family settled at Kangaroo Valley (now Lenah Valley) near the Lady Franklin Museum. Neither sister lived to see the 20th century. For a fuller biography, see this article.

THE STEREOGRAPHS

Mary Anne Nevin at New Town creek, T. Nevin stereo ca 1870

Mary Ann Nevin (1844-1878), sister of Thomas J. Nevin,
dipping a glass at New Town rivulet, Kangaroo Valley Hobart Tasmania, ca. 1870.
Salt paper stereograph taken by Thomas J. Nevin ca. 1870
Photo  © KLW NFC Imprint & The Nevin Family Collections 2012

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery holds several stereographs taken by T. Nevin at Kangaroo Valley, per this catalogue listing in 2005:

Q1994.56.34 ITEM NAME: Photograph: MEDIUM: sepia salt paper stereoscope, MAKER: T Nevin [Artist]; TITLE: 'Lady Franklin's Museum, KangarooValley' DATE: 1870c DESCRIPTION : Group of people at Lady Franklin's Museum, Kangaroo Valley INSCRIPTIONS & MARKS: On back in pencil: Mrs A Pedder / and in different hand Lady Franklin's Museum/ KangarooValley and in different hand again best picture

Q1987.392 ITEM NAME: Photograph: MEDIUM: Sepia stereoscopic views., TITLE: 'New Town from the Public School' DATE: 1872.

Q16826.28 ITEM NAME: photograph: MEDIUM: albumen silver print sepia toned stereoscope, MAKER: T J Nevin [Photographer]; DATE: 1870s DESCRIPTION : New Town Public School

Q16826.27 ITEM NAME: photograph: MEDIUM: albumen silver print sepia toned stereoscope, MAKER: T J Nevin [Photographer]; DATE: 1870s DESCRIPTION : New Town Public School

Q16826.1.2 ITEM NAME: photograph: MEDIUM: albumen silver print sepia toned stereoscope, MAKER: T Nevin ? [Artist]; TITLE: 'School House Kangaroo Valley' DATE: 1860s DESCRIPTION : This photo depicts three adults and four children at Kangaroo Valley (Lenah Valley) INSCRIPTIONS & MARKS: A Pedder

Q16826.1.1 ITEM NAME: photograph: MEDIUM: salted paper print stereoscope, MAKER: T Nevin ? [Artist]; TITLE: 'School House Kangaroo Valley' DATE: 1860s DESCRIPTION : This photo depicts three adults and four children at Kangaroo Valley (Lenah Valley) INSCRIPTIONS & MARKS: A Pedder

THE LADY FRANKLIN MUSEUM IN 1871

Walch's Tasmanian Guide 1871

From Walch's Tasmanian Guide 1871 © KLW NFC Imprint 2012

THE NEW TOWN RIVULET TODAY

Lady Franklin Museum Kangaroo (Lenah) Valley

The bridge in the foreground crosses the rivulet. The Lady Franklin Museum sits below the site where John Nevin built his cottage (now demolished), next to the house (pictured) above on the rise at 270A Lenah Valley Rd.

New Town rivulet Lenah Valley

New Town rivulet Lenah Valley

New Town rivulet Lenah Valley

New Town rivulet Lenah Valley

Photos © KLW NFC Imprint 2012 ARR

THE CARTE-DE-VISITE
Thomas J. Nevin's carte-de-visite of of his sister Mary Ann, bears slight tinting of the cheeks.

Thomas Nevin's portrait of his sister ca. 1873

Thomas Nevin's portrait of his sister ca. 1873
Mary Ann Nevin (1844-1878)
© The Nevin Family Collection 2005 -2012 ARR. Watermarked.
Carte-de-visite format pasted on cardboard. Verso bears Thomas Nevin's studio stamp, "T. Nevin, City Photographic Establishment, 140, Elizabeth Street, Hobart Town".

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