1824-1893, English, Unpublished edition: George John Freeman. Freeman, George John.

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  • 8.5 cm.
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  • English

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Title
  • George John Freeman.
Creator
  • Freeman, George John.
Produced
  • approximately 1824-1893, 1951, 1955.
Physical Description
  • 8.5 cm.
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Summary
  • Papers of, and relating to, George John Freeman, photographer, comprising letters, cuttings book, photographs, certificates and biographical material. (Copies).
Biography
  • George John Freeman, professional photographer and photographic showman, was born on 17th January 1843 in London; arrived at South Australia on 3rd January 1861 in the 'Countess of Fife'; established a photographic studio at 97 Hindley Street. Adelaide, in partnership with Edward Belcher from 1861, and opposite the Adelaide Town Hall in 1866-1867 (called the Town Hall Photographic Gallery); enthusiastically experimented with the latest processes and techniques; as a result of 'chemical experiments' in December 1864, there was an explosion and fire in the studio at Hindley Street, causing Freeman serious injuries to his face and hands; the following year he produced the first double photographic portraits known to have been taken in the colony; from the early 1870s he called his business (located in Rundle Street until 1882 and in King William Street in 1883-1884) the Melbourne Photographic Company; by 1874 his company was the sole South Australian agent for the Art Union of Victoria; in 1873 he presented a 'dissolving view and oxyhydrogen light' show of morally-uplifting scenes from 'Illustrations from the Life of Christ'; with views taken by his new camera he won a bronze medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1878 and third prize at the Sydney International in 1879; he married Mary Sarah Goodhart on Chirstmas Eve in 1876; the couple had five children; fire broke out once again in the Melbourne Photographic Company's studio on 26th February 1879; Freeman moved to New South Wales in 1884, working at Newcastle, then Reynolds Street, Balmain and Church Street, Parramatta; he returned to Adelaide by 1892, where he set up a camera obscura entertainment at Glenelg Beach; he died in Adelaide on 5 April 1895. Source---'Dictionary of Australian Artists Online'.
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