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19th Century Photographs by Captain Samuel Sweet

These photographs (approximately 920) were taken by Captain Samuel Sweet, sea captain and photographer of colonial South Australia. Sweet began working as a photographer in Adelaide in 1867. In 1875 he retired from the sea and established his own photographic studio in Adelaide. He took photographs around South Australia, developing them in a horse-drawn darkroom. Sweet is known as the colony's foremost landscape photographer of the 1870s.

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Title 19th Century Photographs by Captain Samuel Sweet
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Hosted/Linked Hosted
Update Frequency asRequired
Landing Page https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/28baf505-4c5f-4e45-9fae-2605ee1cf7c1
Date Published June 10, 2014
Page Updated July 6, 2017
Contact Point
State Library of South Australia
Data Granularity N/A
Temporal Coverage 01-01-1865 to 31-12-1902
Geospatial Coverage South Australia
Jurisdiction Government of South Australia
Data Portal data.sa.gov.au
Publisher/Agency State Library of South Australia