MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

At the annual meeting held on 28th September 1911
changed the name of the Society to

MOSMAN CAMERA CLUB




Wednesday 5th September 1906 Page 2 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN WORKERS FORM A SOCIETY
An amateur photographic society for Mosman was successfully launched at a meeting held last night at "Sherlock", Military-road, the residence of Dr. Mason. Mr. J. Cropley, who was voted to the chair, explained the want that was felt if not of a strictly local camera club, at least of one that should have Mosman as its center. The district was one in which a very large number of amateur "plate-spoilers" resided and what was wanted was a local society, with club rooms, at which, the members could fore gather and which would provide those conveniences necessary in the prosecution of their hobby. The chairman added that the intention was to secure quarters at the Spit Junction and have them properly equipped with dark rooms, etc.

The formal resolution affirming the desirableness of forming the society was moved by Mr. W.M. Mitchell and seconded by Mr. A.C. Rowlandson. All those present intimated their willingness to join. The presence of at least one lady indicated that membership was not going to be confined to the sterner sex. Messrs. W. Morey, A.J. Perier, W. Scott, G.W. Mason, J. Cropley and W.M. Mitchell were appointed a provisional committee to arrange various matters of detail and to submit proposals at a future meeting. There was a good deal of discussion as, to what the designation of the new society should be and on this point some practical suggestions were offered by Messrs. Rowlandson, Scott and Perier. This and other details, however, were matters with regard to which the committee was invited to make recommendations.

At the instance of Mr. Rowlandson, the meeting voted its thanks to Messrs. Perier and Scott (representing Messrs. Baker & Rouse and Messrs. Harrington and Co., respectively) for the assistance they had rendered and to Dr. Mason, for the hospitality extended to those present. Thanks were accorded also to Mr. G.W. Mason for the work he had done as Hon.Secretary pro tem. Complimentary reference was made to the publicity that the "Star" had given the movement and the paper specially thanked for what it had done on behalf of the new society. Mr. A.C. Rowlandson informed the members that they were welcome to hold their next meeting at his house, an offer that was gratefully accepted. The next general meeting will, therefore, take place at "Montana", Harbour-street, on the 18th September.




Thursday 27th September 1906 Page 3 - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A photographic society has been formed at Mosman, and already about 40 members have been enrolled. At the election of officers the following were appointed: Patron, Judge Docker; president, Mr. A.C. Rowlandson; vice-presidents, Messrs. Cropley, Morey, Homer, and Axtens; committee, Messrs. E. Murray, Farmer, and Dunn; auditors, Messrs. Perrier and Scott; hon. secretary, Mr. W. Mason. A sub-committee was appointed to draw up a syllabus, and it is intended to arrange lectures by prominent men on subjects of special interest.



Saturday 29th September 1906 Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The newly-formed Mosman Photographic Society has appointed the following office bearers: Patron, Judge: Docker; president, A.C. Rowlandson; vice-presidents; W. Cropley, H.H. Axtens, W. Morey, H.R. Curlewis and J. Homan; treasurer, D. Mitchell; committee, A.S. Farmer, C. Dunn and E. Murray; auditors, A.J. Perier and W. Scott; and Hon.Secretary, G.W. Mason.



Saturday 13th October 1906  Page 3 - The Mosman Mail (NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
SECOND MEETING
A well attended meeting was held last evening at the above address, and much enthusiasm was shown by all present in promoting the interest and strength of the society.

Members present were Messrs. Taylor, McNeilly, Morey, Perier, Cropley, Rowlandson, Murray, Jones, Dunn, Millard, Farmer, Homan, Arthur, and Mason.

Several apologies were read for non-attendance. Business: The report of a sub-committee which had been formed to take in hand all inquiries relating to Club Rooms was read. A fine room situated at Spit Junction was considered most suitable, and has been inspected by several experienced members, and will soon be fitted and put at the disposal of the members. Dark rooms and enlarging conveniences are to be installed as soon as possible.

An entertainment consisting of a lantern lecture by Mr. Walter Burke, FRPS, and further enhanced by the contribution of several vocal items is to be given in the interests of the society on the 2nd November, in the Town Hall. His Hon. the Mayor, Mr. Leahy, will preside thereat. This entertainment will be far and away the most interesting held in this suburb for some years. The photographic views are by Mr. Burke, a member of the Royal Photographic Society and one of the best known photographers in Australia, and a professional lanternist will be engaged to manipulate the instrument for projecting the views.

After the business a most interesting discussion was conducted by Mr. A.G. Perier, entitled "Hints to Beginners", and proved most instructive.

We would like all amateurs in the district (northern suburbs) to come forward and join in making this society a pronounced success.

G.W. MASON
HON.SECRETARY




Saturday 27th October 1906  Page 10 - The Australian Star (Sydney NSW)

MOSMAN WORKERS
At the last meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society, Mr. A.J. Perier gave a demonstration on "Hints to Beginners". The lecturer confined himself principally to hints which are so useful to those beginning photography, such as mixing of developer, thorough fixation of plates, how to use actinometers, how to find the "F" aperture of lens. A lantern lecture in aid of the society is to be given by Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, at the local Town Hall next Friday evening, on "A Winter Cruise In Summer Seas, or Ten Days In the Fijian Islands". The program will be strengthened by several well-known professional vocalists.



Monday 5th November 1906 Page 8 - Evening News (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
To raise funds to provide a dark room and premises for the newly-formed Mosman Photographic Society at Mosman, a concert was given in the Mosman Town Hall. Mr. W. Burke FRPS, gave an interesting lecture; while the contributors to the concert were Miss M. Helmrich, Miss M. Davis, and Messrs. Gilhooley, Clarke, and Millard. Mr. James was accompanist.



Monday 5th November 1906 Page 4 - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
There was a large attendance at the Mosman Town Hall on Friday evening on the occasion of a concert and lecture held for he purpose of raising funds to fit up and provide a dark room and premises tor the newly formed Mosman Photographic Society. The Mayor of Mosman (Alderman Patrick Leahy) presided and after having wished the society success he introduced to the gathering his Honor Judge Docker, the president of the society. An interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. Walter Burke, FRPS, which was illustrated by numerous lantern slides. An excellent musical program was then rendered, amongst the contributors being Miss Madge Helmrich, Miss Marjorie Davis (Mr. Gilhooley playing the flute obligato), Messrs Clarke and Millard. Mr. James acted as accompanist. An enjoyable evening was spent and the sum realized will materially assist the movement. Some 60 members are already enrolled.


PATRICK (PADDY) LEAHY
MAYOR of Mosman 1904 to 1909




Saturday 10th November 1906 Page 2 - The Mosman Mail (NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
There was a good attendance at the Town Hall last Friday evening on the occasion of a concert and lecture to raise funds to fit up and provide a dark-room and premises for the Mosman Photographic Society. The Mayor presided, and introduced his Honor Judge Docker, the president of the society. An interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, illustrated by lantern slides. A musical program was rendered, amongst the contributors being Miss Madge Hellmrich, Miss Marjorie Davis, (Mr. Gilhooley playing the flute obligato), Messrs. Clarke and Millard. Mr. James acted as accompanist.



21st November 1906  Page 434 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A club has been formed in the above-mentioned district with a view of amalgamating all the local Amateur Photographers. The initial meeting was held about a month ago, when the nucleus of a very strong Society was formed. The following gentlemen have been appointed officers:

Patron, His Honor Judge Docker; President, Mr. A.C. Rowlandson; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. H.H. Axtens, W. Cropley, J.H. Homan, W. Morey, and A.J. Perier; Hon.Secretary, Mr. D.M. Mitchell; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. G. Mason.

An entertainment was held by the Society on the 3rd November, in the form of a lantern lecture and concert, which was very successful. The subject of the lecture was “A Winter Cruise in Summer Seas — Ten Days in the Fijian Islands” by Mr. Walter Burke FRPS. Some beautiful slides were shown, including the famous and only set of “Fire Walking at Bega”. Musical items were rendered by Miss Marjorie Davis, Miss Madge Helmrich, Messrs. Clarke, Millard and Gillhooley, with Mr. James as hon. accompanist. Altogether the sum of £l7 was added to the Society’s funds. It is the intention of the Committee to hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month, the next meeting being in December, when Mr. Norman C. Deck will deliver a lecture.




21st December 1906  Page 479 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
An outing was held on 1st December, but the unfavorable weather deterred a large number of members from being present. The afternoon was, nevertheless, very pleasantly spent round about the pretty spots near the Spit, Middle Harbour and gave good augury for the success and popularity of this feature of the Society’s syllabus. It is proposed to establish a Society Album to which all members will contribute on a competitive system and thus form a very valuable illustrated record of the Society’s doings.

On 13th December, Mr. Norman C. Deck gave a lecture on “Trimming and Mounting” to a large number of the Society’s members, in their rooms at Spit Junction. The keen attention and interest with which the lecture was followed must have in some degree have rewarded him for the very great amount of trouble and time he took to make all the different processes he explained thoroughly understood.

On 17th January, His Honor Judge Docker will give a lantern lecture on “The North Coast”, when the Society’s members look forward to seeing some exceptionally fine examples of lantern slides.

On 14th February, Mr. A.J. Perier will lecture on Kodak Photography. The Society will shortly issue a new Syllabus, from March to May inclusive, which, it will be found, will be full of good things.

Photographers in Mosman or on the North Shore can obtain any information from the Secretary, David M. Mitchell, Box 126, G.P.0., or “Le Chalet”, Prince Albert st, Mosman.




Saturday 29th December 1906  Page 3 - The Mosman Mail (NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
In connection with the Mosman Photographic Society, His Honor Judge Docker is to give a lantern lecture in the Town Hall on January 17, on "The North Coast of New South Wales", and Mr. A.J. Perier will on February 14 entertain on "Kodak Photography". Meantime monthly outings are held that are of a very enjoyable character.



Thursday 17th January 1907  Page 2 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

The "Problem of Correct Exposure" was the all-important question upon which Mr. Norman Deck sought to enlighten the members of the Mosman Photographic Society at their last meeting. Mr. Deck also demonstrated the chromium process of intensification.

Although the weather conditions were against successful work, the visit made by the members of the Mosman Photographic Society to Five Dock Park last Saturday was much appreciated by those who took part in the outing. This little known resort appears to have been something of a revelation to the small army of photographers by which it was invaded. "The place is full of pictures; you can't go wrong", enthusiastically declared one worker.




21st January 1907  Page 22 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Council meeting held at rooms at Spit Junction on 4th January. Resolved to alter dates on syllabus for lantern lecture by Judge Docker and demonstration on "Kodak" photography by Mr. A.J. Perier. Judge Docker will probably fix his lecture for second Thursday in February. Mr. A.J. Perier will give his demonstration on 17th January. The Society has had a large number of rules printed off in convenient booklet form, a copy of which is obtainable from the Hon.Secretary or any of the photographic supplies establishments. The same will apply to the new syllabus extending from March to August as follows (see syllabus). To keep the Society's business up-to-date the Council will meet until otherwise arranged on the third Thursday in each month in addition to the ordinary monthly general meeting The monthly outings take place on the Saturday immediately succeeding the lecture, the next outing being to Balmoral Beach, meeting at Spit Junction, from 3 to 3.15pm. Particulars are always available from the secretary or any of the committee. Members of kindred clubs and members friends are cordially invited. A quarterly exhibition of mounted and framed photographs will be held, a suitable prize to be awarded to the winner. Any subject and any style of printing process eligible An annual exhibition of the same nature on a larger scale will also be provided. Mr. Henry King has consented to act as judge. Competitive photographs should be sent to the Hon.Secretary, 153 Clarence-street, or to Messrs. Harrington and Co., Ltd., Baker & Rouse, or Messrs. J. K. Squire and Co seven clear days before the exhibition. The first competition will be held in March. Competitors should tag or label their mounts or frames with a nom de plume which should also appear on the outside of a sealed envelope containing their name and address on a slip of paper. The Council desires to state that the Society reserves to itself as one of the conditions of the competition the right to reproduce the winning print as they deem proper. Mr. Mason who acted first as Hon.Secretary and later, as treasurer, has found himself compelled, by private demands upon his time, to relinquish the latter post and has been succeeded by Mr. Dunn whose address is c/o Union Cable Co., Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Mason for services rendered.



21st January 1907  Page 32 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A Council Meeting was held at the rooms, Spit Junction, on the 4th January. Resolved, to alter Judge Docker’s lantern lecture, down on the syllabus for the 17th January, to a future time, to be fixed, if possible, in February, the occurrence of the Xmas holidays having cut into the Council's arrangements so deeply that it was deemed advisable to adopt this course. Mr. A.J. Perier has consented to give his talk on “Kodak” photography on 17th January, instead of 14th February. The Society is getting printed a number of its rules in convenient booklet form and new syllabus cards covering March to August and a copy may be obtained from the Secretary, or any of the photographic stores in the city. To keep the Society’s business well ahead, a Council Meeting will for the future be held on the third Thursday in each month, at 8pm, in addition to the ordinary monthly meeting on the second Thursday. Monthly outings take place on the Saturday immediately following the monthly meeting. The rendezvous this month is the Spit Junction, from 3 to 3.15pm, thence to Balmoral for wood, sea and landscape. Members, their friends and kindred Societies will be welcome. The Society has made arrangements for holding quarterly exhibitions of prints mounted and for frame, a suitable prize to be given to the winner. The winning or any print is, under the competitive conditions, to be vested in the Society for the time being, for purposes of reproduction. A scheme is also under consideration for an annual prize-bearing competition, details of which will be elaborated next month. (Prints for the quarterly competition are eligible only if made during the period which the competition covers). A Society album is being formed and members are invited to send the Hon.Secretary their best print of local (Mosman or district) subjects. This applies more particularly to prints of negatives made on the various outings. Mr. Henry King has been asked to adjudicate in the various competitions. Competitive prints must be lodged with the Hon.Secretary, 153 Clarence Street, City, or care of Messrs. J.H. Squire and Co., Harrington and Co., or Baker & Rouse, not less than seven clear days from date of monthly meeting in March next; that is, not later than March; prints to have a nom-de-plume attached to them and same to appear on outside of sealed envelope, which shall contain name and address of competitor and all data relative to print—place, time, exposure, paper, within. Mr. Mason has been replaced by Mr. Dunn as Treasurer of the Society. A vote of thanks was passed to the former for his services as Hon.Secretary first and then as Treasurer.

DAVID M. MITCHELL
HON.SECRETARY




14th February 1907  Lantern Lecture by Judge Docker.



Saturday 16th February 1907  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

KODAK PHOTOGRAPHY
Kodak photography in all its phases was practically demonstrated by Mr. Albert Perier before the members of the Mosman Photographic Society at their last meeting. As Mr. A.J. Perier is an acknowledged expert in this branch of photography a very instructive evening resulted. The club's monthly, outing will take place to-day.

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society's syllabus for the next six months promises to provide the members with an instructive course of lectures. Mr. W. Scott on March 14, will enlighten the members on the optics of their hobby and he will be followed on April 11 by Mr. W. Gates, "Bromide and Gaslight printing"; on May 9 by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson, "color Photography"; on June 13, by Mr. E. A. Bradford, "Carbon Process"; on July 11, by Mr. Albert J. Perier, "Lantern Slide Making"; and on August 8, by Mr. J.S. Stening, whose subject has yet to be selected. Mr. David M. Mitchell, the society's new Hon.Secretary, is proving a highly energetic officer, whose photographic enthusiasm is Just the sort of thing required in such an official for a young society.




20th February 1907  Page 47 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Mr. Norman Deck lectured at the Society's rooms on the 17th February;
(a) Some problems of correct exposure and demonstrated.
(b) The chromium process of intensification.

There was a good muster of members and the lecturer was followed closely throughout.
(a) Mr. Deck stated that the perfect negative is one in which the silver deposit, or the light and shade, are proportional to the light intensities which produced them; that the latitude given in modern plates was extraordinary, probably as much as 1 in 200; that the average ratios of high light and shade may be stated at 1 to 50; that with long gradation there exists extreme latitude and with short gradations the opposite. Correct exposure is that which will give the time result with the least possible light action on the film, provided that the darkest shadow is correctly rendered Mr. Deck strongly advocated the use of light meters and laid stress upon the necessity of exposing for the shadows.

Books recommended for above and in connection with development:
(1) Watkins Manual;
(2) Practical Methods of Development (Miniature series);
(3) Photography by Rule (Iliffe).

The demonstration of the Chromium Intensification Process followed the formula on page 794 of the B. J. of 1906. Redevelopment was with amidol and the bichromate stain was washed out in pot. metabisulphite. Mr. Deck also showed how reduction could be effected by the same means, by stopping the redevelopment at any desired stage. The new syllabus of the Society is now ready and copies may be obtained at any of the photographic supplies stores.




JUDGE ERNEST BROUGHAM DOCKER




21st February 1907  Page 71 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Mr. Norman Deck lectured at the Society’s Rooms on the 17th February, on (a) some problems of correct exposure, and demonstrated (b) the Chromium process of intensification. There was a good muster of members, and the lecturer was closely followed throughout. In (a) Mr. Deck stated that the perfect negative is one in which the silver deposit on the lights and shades is proportional to the light intensities which produced them; that the latitude given in modern plates is extraordinary, probably as much as 1 in 200; that the average ratio of high light and shade may be stated as 1 to 50; that with long gradations there exists extreme latitude, and vice versa. Correct exposure is that which will give the true result with the least possible light action on the film, provided that the darkest shadow is correctly rendered. Mr. Deck strongly advocated the use of exposure meters and laid stress upon the necessity of exposing for the shadows. Books recommended in connection with development were Watkin’s Manual, Practical Methods of Development (Miniature Series), and Photography by Rule (Iliffe). The demonstration of the Chromium intensification process followed on the formula given on p. 794 of the B.J. Almanac of 1906. Mr. Deck also showed how reduction could be effected by the same means by stopping the re-development at any desired stage. The new syllabus of the Society is as follows: March - August, 1907; Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday in each month. March 14: “Lenses”, Mr. W. Scott. April 11: “Bromide and Gaslight Printing”, Mr. Walter Gates. May 9: “Color Photography”, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson. June 13: “Carbon Process”, Mr. E.A. Bradford. July 11: “Lantern Slide Making”, Mr. A.J. Perier. August 8: Lecture, Mr. J.S. Stening. Prints for quarterly competition should reach the Hon.Secretary, not later than March 7 and June 6, and must be mounted; frame optional. Monthly outings take place on the Saturday in each month immediately following the monthly meeting. Further information from — David M. Mitchell, Hon.Secretary, Box 126, G.P.O.

Mosman Photographic Society held their usual monthly meeting on Thursday 14th February, at their rooms, at 8pm, Mr. Cropley in the chair, a very good attendance of members being present. The business of the evening was “Kodak Photography”, by Mr. A.J. Perier, and that gentleman dwelt at length on the many advantages to be derived by the use of a Kodak instead of a plate camera, notably for mountain climbing, etc. The lecturer handed round a very large collection of negatives, all of which had been developed in the Kodak machine. Mr. A.J. Perier then went on to show the ease and simplicity of operating with both the Tank machine and also the older style of instrument,the Developing machine. He had two spools that had been specially taken for show at that meeting. One spool consisted of a series of indoor portraiture, and the other spool had been exposed round the Harbor. The developer used was that specially made by the Kodak Co. for use with their machines. The finished results were highly appreciated, and convinced everyone present of the advantages to be derived from the use of Kodaks and Developing machines.




Saturday 9th March 1907  Page 10 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

LENSES
Is the title of a lecture to be delivered by Mr. W. Scott, before the Mosman Photographic Society on the 14th March. The subject is one to which Mr. Scott has devoted much study and the members of the society may therefore look forward to being considerably enlightened on the all-important question of photographic optics.


14th March 1907  Quarterly print competition: 1st Mr. A.J. Perier, 2nd Mr. G. Mason, 3rd Mr. W. Cropley.

14th March 1907  Lecture on Lenses by Mr. W. Scott.






20th March 1907  Page 47 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the quarterly print competition, held in the rooms of the above society, on Thursday 14th March, there was a good attendance of members and quite a large number of prints were sent in. The first prize felI to Mr. A.J. Perier, the second and third being awarded to Messrs. G. Mason and W. Cropley respectively. The lecture on lenses by Mr. W. Scott proved to be most interesting and was much appreciated by those present. The chief points were: Why do we use a lens? The formation of lenses, faults of lenses and their scientific manufacture, chromatic and spherical aberration, distortion. Diagrams and demonstration lenses were used throughout and the lecturer was warmly congratulated by the members for his interesting discourse, as well as for the pains taken in preparing the drawings illustrating it. Altogether, a most pleasant evening was spent. The monthly outing which was to have taken place on the 16th inst., was postponed owing to unsuitable weather.



Saturday 30th March 1907  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

Last month's competition among the members of the Mosman Photographic Society was productive of some very good work. Mr. Albert Perier secured the first prize with his "Interesting Story", a pretty little composition. Mr. G. Mason was second with "The Close of an Autumn Day" and Mr. W. Cropley third with "A Flower Study".

"Bromide and Gaslight Printing" is the subject of a lecture to be given by Mr. Walter Gates to the members of the Mosman Photographic Society on April 11. Mr. Gates has something of a name for his work in this particular process and those members of the society that have anything to learn about bromide printing should certainly make a point of attending the lecture.




Saturday 6th April 1907  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

Mr. Walter Gates will give the Mosman Photographic Society a demonstration of bromide and gaslight paper printing on Thursday next.



11th April 1907  Lecture and demonstration on the Bromide Process by Mr. Gates.



Saturday 13th April 1907  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

Mr. Walter Gates's demonstration on bromide and gaslight paper printing was a much appreciated item in the program of the Mosman Photographic Society at its last meeting. Mr. Gates is one of our leading bromide workers and an evening with him is at any time worth more than half a dozen with the text books.



20th April 1907  Page 96 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The usual monthly meeting was held on the 11th April, at the Society's rooms, a good attendance of members showing up to hear Mr. Gates lecture and demonstrate on the "Bromide Process". Mr. Gates took for the evening's lesson the Printing and Development of Bromide Papers, touching as fully as time would permit on the different types of papers most suitable for certain classes of work and giving his experience of the use of several developers. The lecturer expressed his preference for ordinary Bromide over Gaslight papers and stated that he had very little doubt as to the permanency of the former, provided their development, fixation and washing had been thoroughly carried out. "Bromide", said Mr. Gates, "has moce charm for me than any other process". The acid alum fixing and hardening process was not favorably regarded by Mr. Gates, who also announced himself as wedded to no particular brand of paper. A suitable developer, that recommended by Mr. Hodges is metol. Mr. Gates has a favorite developer of his own which he thinks highly of and which is constituted as follows

A. For Artificial Light Exposures.
Sodium Sulphite crystals 22 grams.
Potassium Bromide 1 gram.
Water 1 ounce.
Amidol 2 grams.
(Add this last constituent a short time before developing).

Development with the above should be complete in from one to two minutes.

B. For Daylight Exposures.
Sodium Sulphite crystals 55 grams.
Citric Acid 2 1/2 grams.
Potassium Bromide 1 grams.
Water 5 ounces.
(Add 3 grs. of Amidol to each oz. of above just before using).

Under exposures can be accelerated with saturated solution (small quantity) of sodium sulphite.
Development should be complete in from 5 to 15 minutes.

Two prints from a normal negative were then made, with exposures of 20 and 30 seconds respectively, at a distance of 18 inches from a fishtail gas burner and in the dim and fantastic glimmer of the ruby light Mr. Gates brought them up, asking those crowding around the table to notice how the prints darkened when they were put into the hypo. At the conclusion of his lecture Mr. Gates was accorded a hearty vote of thanks and was invited by the Society to come again, which he cordially promised to do. The Society's Outing was held on the 13th inst., Manly being the rendezvous.




22nd April 1907  Page 156 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The meeting for the month of March was devoted to a lecture on Lenses, by Mr. Scott, who gave a very lucid and interesting paper on this important subject. The lecturer’s remarks were illustrated by a number of capital diagrams and also dummies, which helped to make many salient points of interest more easily understood to beginners. The lecturer was accorded a very hearty vote of thanks. The quarterly competition brought forward a large number of prints, some of a very high standard indeed. The following were the winners:

1st, An interesting Story, by A.J. Perier (from Kodak P.C. Negative).
2nd, The Eve of a Winter’s Day, by G.W. Mason.
3rd, Flower Study, by W.W. Cropley.

The monthly meeting took place on Thursday 11th April, when a very large number of members came to hear Mr. Walter Gates give his lecture on Bromide Papers. A most interesting and instructive evening was spent, and as Mr. Gates demonstrated his methods of working, and also gave out all his formulae, the members of the society are bound to reap great benefits from same. A hearty vote of thanks, proposed by Mr. A.J. Perier, and seconded by Mr. Mitchell, who was happy to secure a promise from Mr. Gates to give another evening at a future date, brought the meeting to a close.




Saturday 11th May 1907 Page 10 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
color photography is still but a dream, but the progress that has been made towards that goal which so many investigators in the old country are striving to reach was well illustrated by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson in the lecture given by him the other evening to the Mosman Photographic Society. Mr. Wilkinson is a great enthusiast in color photography, to which he began to apply himself seventeen years ago. He has experimented with all the processes that have been evolved from time to time during that period and was therefore in a position to let his hearers know all that is to be known about color photography up to the present. Mr. Wilkinson was heartily thanked for his admirable lecture.



Monday 13th May 1907 Page 6 - Evening News (Sydney, NSW)
Wednesday 15th May 1907 Page 58 - Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Although not yet perfect, color photography has made rapid advancement during recent years. The average person knows little of the various color processes now used and therefore the lecture on the subject delivered by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson (of the "Town and Country Journal") before the Mosman Photographic Society last week proved very interesting. Mr. Wilkinson had an appreciative audience and his remarks were closely followed. The lecturer stated that all natural color photography was based on the principle that all the colors of the spectrum as seen in nature are capable of being reproduced by combination from the three primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and then dealt in detail with several processes of color photography. During the course of the lecture, Mr. Wilkinson, passed round the audience a number of examples of fine work in three colors, by various processes and by means of a lantern and a screen the absorption of certain rays by certain colored light filters was demonstrated and lantern slides in natural colors were also shown. Mr. Wilkinson also had set up in the hall a chromoscope, which produces the three colors by what is known as the additional method, ordinary white light being combined by means of mirrors. At the conclusion of the lecture, the lecturer was accorded a vote of thanks.

At a later date Mr. Wilkinson will show one process of color photography in its entirety in a practical manner.



21st May 1907  Page 193 - The Australasian Photographic Review

AN INTERESTING STORY
1st Prize in Quarterly Competition
Mosman Photographic Society
Kodak P.C. Neg. by A.J. Perier




21st May 1907  Page 195 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
COLORS AS THEY ARE SEEN IN NATURE PRODUCED BY THE THREE-COLOR PROCESS
The above was the title of a lecture delivered by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson, of the “Town and Country Journal”, before the Mosman Photographic Society, at the Rooms, on May 9th. In addition to the usual membership muster, there was an influx of visitors, the subject being one which holds eminent attractions for all interested in photographic processes.

Mr. Wilkinson stated that “Natural Color Photography” was based on the principle that all the colors of the spectrum, as seen in nature, are capable of being reproduced by combination from the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue. If we make three negatives, the print from one or which reproduces only the yellow, from another only the red and from the third only the blue and from these three negatives, prints or positives are colored accordingly and properly super-imposed, we have a representation of the object true to nature. To split up the image into the primaries thus, light filters or color screens are used. These light-filters are of two kinds, wet or dry. Wet filters consist of solutions of the proper dye contained in a glass cell or tank as shown. Dry filters consist of pieces of glass coated with gelatine or collodion, stained with the proper dyes, two pieces being sealed together with Canada Balsam. In either case the glass must be perfectly plane and parallel and perfectly polished. These filters are generally blue-violet, green and red. The blue filter absorbs all the yellow; the green filter absorbs the red; the red filter absorbs the blue. The colors absorbed cannot act on the plate. The dyes used in staining up the positive prints are divided into three groups:

1. Dyes that only stain unhardened gelatine represented in the Pinatype process.
2. Dyes that only stain hardened gelatine, as worked in the Jumeau-Davidson method.
3. Dyes that exert no selective action on gelatine as seen in the Sanger Shepherd system.

Incidentally, stress was laid upon the necessity for purity in the dyes used and the absolute proper exposure for the different light values being given when making the negatives.

Mr. Wilkinson amplified his explanations by some very fine illustrations of local (Mosman) scenery, which were passed round the audience and afterwards projected by a lantern on to a sheet. "Another device of which color photography avails itself is the Chromoscope".

Mr. Wilkinson stated and it is known as the "Additive" method as it consists of a series of mirrors, which transform the ordinary black and white of a transparency to the colors existing in nature”.

The different processes of which examples were shown were, Pinatype, Autotype, Carbon and Jumeau-Davidson prints and Pinatype, Sanger Shepherd and Joly slides.

It was much regretted by those present that the time at the lecturer’s disposal was so brief in which to handle a subject of such magnitude and bristling for the amateur at least with so many technical difficulties. Still a great deal of valuable and interesting facts were imparted and Mr. Wilkinson received at the close of the evening a very hearty vote of thanks for the immense amount of trouble he had evidently gone to, in order to make his lecture as complete as possible. The Mosman Photographic Society has obtained from the same gentleman a promise to give them another lecture at a later date, when one process of color photography from start to finish will be practically demonstrated.

DAVID M. MITCHELL
HON.SECRETARY




Saturday 1st June 1907 Page 10 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

Mr. E.A. Bradford will demonstrate the working of the carbon process to the members of the Mosman Photographic Society on June 13.



6th June 1907  Miss Ben-Yusuf lectured to an audience of about 120 on "Unfamiliar Japan".

MISS ZAIDA BEN-YUSUF

Zaida Ben-Yusuf was born Esther Zeghdda Ben Youseph Nathan in London, England, on 21 November 1869, the eldest daughter of a German-born mother, Anna Kind Ben-Youseph Nathan, from Berlin; and an Algerian father, Mustapha Moussa Ben Youseph Nathan. By 1881, Anna Ben-Yusuf, now separated from her husband and her four daughters (Zaida, aged 11; Heidi aged 8; Leila aged 4 and Pearl aged 3), were living in Ramsgate, where Anna worked as a governess. At some stage in the late 1880s, Anna Ben-Yusuf emigrated to the United States, where by 1891, she had established a milliner's shop on Washington Street in Boston. In 1895, Zaida Ben-Yusuf followed in her mother's footsteps and emigrated to the United States, where she worked as a milliner at 251 Fifth Avenue, New York. She continued this for some time after becoming a photographer, writing occasional articles for Harpers Bazaar and the Ladies Home Journal on millinery.

In 1896, Zaida began to be known as a photographer. In April 1896, two of her pictures were reproduced in The Cosmopolitan Magazine and another study was exhibited in London as part of an exhibition put on by The Linked Ring. She traveled to Europe later that year, where she met with George Davison, one of the co-founders of The Linked Ring, who encouraged her to continue her photography. She exhibited at their annual exhibitions until 1902. In the spring of 1897, Zaida Ben-Yusuf opened her portrait photography studio at 124 Fifth Avenue, New York. On 7 November 1897, the New York Daily Tribune ran an article on Zaida Ben-Yusuf's studio and her work creating advertising posters, which was followed by another profile in Frank Leslie's Weekly on 30 December. Through 1898, she became increasingly visible as a photographer, with ten of her works in the National Academy of Design-hosted 67th Annual Fair of the American Institute, where her portrait of actress Virginia Earle won her third place in the Portraits and Groups class. During November 1898, Zaida and Frances Benjamin Johnston held a two-woman show of their work at the Camera Club of New York.

In 1899, Zaida met with F. Holland Day in Boston and was photographed by him. She relocated her studio to 578 Fifth Avenue and exhibited in a number of exhibitions, including the second Philadelphia Photographic Salon. She was also profiled in a number of publications, including an article on female photographers in The American Amateur Photographer and a long piece in The Photographic Times in which Sadakichi Hartmann described her as an "interesting exponent of portrait photography". 1900 saw Zaida Ben-Yusuf and Johnston assemble an exhibition on American women photographers for the Universal Exposition in Paris. Zaida had five portraits in the exhibition, which traveled to Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Washington, D.C. She was also exhibited in Holland Day's exhibition, The New School of American Photography, for the Royal Photographic Society in London and had four photographs selected by Alfred Stieglitz for the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901, Scotland.

In 1901, Zaida Ben-Yusuf wrote an article, "Celebrities Under the Camera", for the Sunday Evening Post, where she described her experiences with her sitters. By this stage she had photographed Grover Cleveland, Franklin Roosevelt and Leonard Wood, amongst others. For the September issue of Metropolitan Magazine she wrote another article, "The New Photography – What It Has Done and Is Doing for Modern Portraiture", where she described her work as being more artistic than most commercial photographers, but less radical than some of the better-known art photographers. The Ladies Home Journal that November declared her to be one of the "foremost women photographers in America", as she began the first of a series of six illustrated articles on "Advanced Photography for Amateurs" in the Saturday Evening Post. Zaida Ben-Yusuf was listed as a member of the first American Photographic Salon when it opened in December 1904, although her participation in exhibitions was beginning to drop off. In 1906, she showed one portrait in the third annual exhibition of photographs at Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, the last known exhibition of her work in her lifetime.

Zaida Ben-Yusuf took a post with the Reed Fashion Service in New York City in 1924 and lectured at local department stores on fashion related subjects. In 1926, she was appointed style director for the Retail Millinery Association of New York, an organization for which she later became director. By 1930, census records showed that Zaida had married a textile designer, Frederick J. Norris. She died on the 27 September 1933, in the Methodist Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn.





SELF PORTRAIT, c1901




13th June 1907  Demonstration of the Ozobrome Process by Mr. Collins.

13th June 1907  Quarterly print competition- 1st Mr. Morse, 2nd Mr. Mr. Hazelwood, 3rd Mr. Cropley. The judge Mr. Wilkinson stated that the prints were an excellent lot.



20th June 1907  Page 113 - The Australian Photographic Journal
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MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On 6th June, Miss Ben-Yusuf lectured to an audience of about 120 on "Unfamiliar Japan." The gathering was one exclusively of the members and their friends and a most delightful evening's entertainment was provided for them. Some of the lantern slides shown were of great rarity and all of them were technically of the highest class and colored most beautifully. The lecture may be said to have been divided into two parts, that which showed the purely domestic life of the Japanese and that which introduced their religious ceremonies, sculpture, paintings, etc. Miss Yusuf spoke in a very entertaining manner of the principal features connected with every slide and the hearty vote of thanks accorded to her at the close of the lecture was no more than her due.

On 13th June, Mr. Collins demonstrated the Ozobrome process before the society and created a great deal of interest by showing practically how easy it is, by the aid of this process, to obtain carbon or pigment tissue prints off a bromide print in the dark. Both the hot and cold water methods of development were shown; the former being adopted when it was desired to transfer the ozobrome print to the bromide print and the latter when the bromide print was to be used over again. Sensitizing of the pigment tissue occupied about 10 to 20 seconds, or until it became flat in the bath; contact with the bromide print (previously soaked in cold water} then being made under cold water, the two prints being allowed to remain in contact for 20 to 30 minutes and then stripped either in cold or hot water as before said. The formula for sensitizing was given:

Water 30 ozs.
Potassium bichromate 64 grams.
Potassium Bromide 64 grams.
Potassium feri-cyanide 64 grams
Alum 32 grams
Citric acid 10 grams.
Potassium citrate 15 grams.
Alum and Potassium citrate to be added last.

To increase contrast, add more water; too strong a bath gives flat prints. Carbon tissue is said to give varying results according to the color used, black being perhaps the most unsatisfactory. The proper pigment tissue is now obtainable from some of the stock houses, also the prepared sensitizer for those who do not care to make up their own.

The outing for the 15th, to Folly Point, was postponed in consequence of unfavorable weather and will be held on 13th July.

The quarterly print competition closed on 13th June, the result being: 1st prize ("Carissima"), Mr. Moran; 2nd prize ("XV"), Mr. Hazlewood; 3rd prize ("A Quiet Resort"), Mr. Cropley. The judge Mr. Wilkinson, stated that the prints, taken altogether, were an excellent lot.




18th July 1907  Lecture on "Lantern Slide Making" by Mr. A.J. Perier.



Saturday 20th July 1907  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney NSW)

The Mosman Photographic Society will hold its annual exhibition in September. At their last meeting the members of the Mosman Photographic Society were given a practical demonstration of lantern slide-making by Mr. A. Perier. Those members who go in for this interesting branch of photography will have a chance of showing their skill at the August meeting, when a prize is to be given for the best slide.



20th July 1907  Page 167 - The Australian Photographic Journal

The Mosman Photographic Society is now comfortably housed in its new quarters off Raglan-street, Mosman, where a warm welcome always awaits local comrades and members of kindred societies. A darkroom, enlarging lantern, work benches and developing, apparatus will be available for use at any hour. The next item on the society's syllabus is "Lantern Slide Making", by Mr. A.J. Perier, 18th on July; to be followed on 8th August by a lecture by Mr. Jas. Stening The society announces its annual exhibition to be held in September next at the Mosman Town Hall. Loan exhibits are invited and every care will be taken of them.



22nd July 1907  Page 275 - The The Australasian Photographic Review
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22nd July 1907  Page 275 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society is now comfortably housed in its new quarters off Raglan St., Mosman, where a warm welcome always awaits local comrades and members of kindred societies. A dark room, enlarging lantern, working benches and developing, etc., apparatus will be available for use at any hour. The next items on the society’s syllabus are “Lantern Slide Making” by Mr. A.J. Perier, on July 18th, to be followed on August 8th by a lecture by Mr. James Stening. The society announces their annual exhibition to be held in September next at the Mosman Town Hall. Loan exhibits are invited and will be cared for. The Hon.Secretary (Box 126, G.P.0., Sydney) will supply any further particulars on request.



20th August 1907  Page 190 - The Australian Photographic Journal

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Attention is directed to the change in the location of the Society's new rooms which are situated off Raglan-street, Mosman, a two minutes walk south of the public school and of which the use, rent free, for three years or more has been granted by Mr. Nash of "Balmoral", Military-road, a gentleman who has recently shown himself a very solid well-wisher of the Society.

On 8th August, Mr. Stening discussed before the Society, in a very chatty and informing style, "Some Aspects of Pictorial Photography". The lecturer began by remarking that he had studied the principles enunciated by the late Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hinton and others whose teachings had an educative influence. "And", added Mr. Stening, "strange to say, I found a lot of good in that much ridiculed, the gum-bichromate process". The necessity for judicious selection in the composition of a picture, of due regard to the lighting, the apparatus used, the time of day for working, technical skill in making the negative, as well as the exposure, were all forcefully enunciated. The different effects obtainable from various schemes of lighting were shown by means of photographs handed round. "Above all", said Mr. Stening, "go about with your eyes open photographically and get the habit of composing pictures without the camera and in all your work aim at breadth, harmony of tone and form and simplicity. I would also strongly recommend some of you to go in for genre work, of which we see all too little out here". A hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer concluded a most interesting evening.




21st August 1907  Page 311 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Attention is directed to the change in the location of the society’s new rooms, which are situated off Raglan-street, Mosman, a few minutes walk south of the Public School, and of which the use, rent free, for three years or more has been granted by Mr. Nash, of "Balmoral" Military-road, a gentleman who has recently shown himself a very solid well wisher to the Society. On August 8th, Mr. Stening discussed before the society in a very chatty and informing style, some aspects of Pictorial Photography. The lecturer began by remarking that he had studied the principles enunciated by the late Mr. Robinson and Mr. Hinton and others whose teachings had an educative influence, and added Mr. Stening, strange to say, I found a lot of good in that much ridiculed Gum-Bichromate process. The necessity for judicious selection in the composition of a picture, of due regard to the lighting, the apparatus used, the time of day for working, technical skill in making the negative as well as the exposure, were all forcefully dwelt upon. The importance of studying the lighting of the object being photographed was demonstrated by means of typical photographic examples, handed round for inspection. “Above all” said Mr. Stening, “go about with your eyes open photographically and get the habit of composing pictures without the camera; and, in all your work, aim at breadth, harmony of tone, and form, and simplicity. I would also strongly recommend some of you to go in for "genre’ work, of which we see all too little out here”. A hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer concluded a most interesting evening.

DAVID M. MITCHELL
HON.SECRETARY




12th September 1907  Lecture on Manipulation being the after treatment of the negative and the print, by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson.

26th September 1907  Lecture on The Human Eye and the Lens, some comparisons by Mr. A.S. Burrows.



21st October 1907  Page 242 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The following are the fixtures from November to February next:

November 14th - "Gaslight Papers" (Mr. G.H. Hamlet.)
December 12th - Question Box Night.
January 9th - "Lantern Slides" (Mr. Cummins.)
February 13th - "Home Portraiture" (Mr. Raymond.)

On 12th September, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson delivered a very interesting lecture and demonstration entitled "Manipulation", being the after treatment of the negative and print. On 26th September, Mr. A.S. Burrows lectured on a subject of especial interest to photographers, "The Human Eye and the Lens, some Comparisons" and showed how structurally and functionally the two are intimately related.

On 3rd October the program consisted of a "lecture" evening by some of the members, Mr. Morey showing the treatment of self-toning papers, Mr. Howan the different results that may be obtained by the use of special papers, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson, the beautiful effects following on the copper toning of bromides and Mr. Mitchell venturing into the realms of gum. On 10th October, Mr. Hamlet gave a most informing and interesting address, dealing with the dry plate from its manufacture to its final appearance as a negative. The society is to be congratulated on having induced Mr. Hamlet to become their president, vice Mr. A.C. Rowlandson, who has shown himself, while occupying the office, most solicitous for the society's interests, but has been compelled by business engagements to resign.

On 17th October the society held its first annual meeting and exhibition of members work in the rooms, Mosman. Prizes were given for competition in Class A, the best print, any process; Class B, enlargement from 1/4 plate or under; Class C, best lantern slide; Class D, best set of 4 post cards.

On 19th October the society held a launch outing.




21st October 1907  Page 395 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On 12th September, Mr. Wilkiuson gave a very informing demonstration entitled “Manipulation” being the after treatment of the negative and print.
On 26th September, Mr. A.S. Burrows lectured before the society on a subject of especial interest to photographers, “The Human Eye and the Lens, some Comparisons”, and showed how structure by structure, and function by function the two were related.
On October 3rd, the program consisted of a “lecture” evening, given by members. Mr. Morey’s subject was “Self toning Papers”; Mr. Homan’s, “Printing Papers and the different results attainable by their use”: Mr. Wilkinson’s, “Copper Toning of Bromides”; and Mr. Mitchell's, “Gum Bichromate”. The evening proved a very interesting one, and was brimful of practical wrinkles.
On October 10th, Mr. W.M. Hamlet (the society’s new president) gave an impromptu address describing the dry plate from its manufacture to its final appearance as a negative. The subject and its treatment were both so chattily yet exhaustively treated that those members present doubtless derived a most valuable fund of new knowledge.




Tuesday 22nd October 1907  Page 5 - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society held their first annual commemoration on Saturday afternoon last. It took the form of a harbor excursion. About 30 members of the society assembled at the Balmain Ferry Co.'s wharf at 2pm and, after waiting for late comers, went on board the steam launch Lady Linda for a cruise. Cameras were got ready and first the Parramatta, and then the Land Cove Rivers were exploited for pictures. About 4.30pm a landing was effected near the Lane Cove Bridge where afternoon tea was served on the spacious and pretty verandah of the well-known rendezvous. The members later embarked and headed for home, reaching the city just about 6pm. Mr. D. Mitchell, the retiring secretary of the society, was an admirable organizer and host.



Saturday 16th November 1907  Page 10 - The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW)

The Mosman Photographic Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday next, when the chief item in the evening's program will be Mr. G.H. Wilson's practical demonstration of the working of gaslight papers.



20th November 1907  Page 270 - The Australian Photographic Journal
21st November 1907  Page 432 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the annual meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society, on 17th October, a very successful exhibition of prints was held, there being about 70 exhibits. Prizes were offered for - Class A: The best print shown by any process: Class B: the best enlargement from 1/4 plate or under; Class C: the best lantern slide; Class D: the best set of four postcards and were won by, Class A: Mr. Homan, a 15in. x 9in. bromide enlargement from 1/2 plate negative of "A Zulu Chief"; Class B: Mr. J. Homan, a 11in. x 11in. bromide enlargement from 2 3/4in. stereo negative of "Ruins"; Class C: Mr. W. Morey, lantern slide, "Silver Sands Fall"; Class D: Mrs Meyer, four enameled P.O.P. postcards of views at Vaucluse.

On the following Saturday a launch outing was provided for the members, the "Lady Linda" leaving Sydney at 2pm, carrying the party up the Parramatta River and thence to Lane Cove. Afternoon tea was partaken of at Fig Tree and altogether a most pleasant afternoon was spent.

Mr. Charles Dunn was elected Hon.Secretary, vice Mr. D.M. Mitchell, resigned.




14th December 1907  Page 478 - The Australasian Photographic Review

A ZULU CHIEF
J. Homan, Mosman




20th December 1907  Page 299 - The Australian Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The monthly meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society was held on 14th November, when Mr. G.H. Wilson gave a demonstration and lecture on "Gaslight Papers", explaining the best class of negative to use for this process and the various papers to use for particular effects. He also explained methods of toning gaslight papers.

On Saturday 16th November, the members paid a visit to Como for the monthly outing. Some very fine views were obtained.

Mr. F. Walker gave a lecture on the 28th November, to a very full meeting, on "A 500 miles Cycle Trip through New South Wales Coastal Districts", illustrating same by 47 lantern slides. On the same evening judging took place for the entries in the November competition, the prize being awarded to Mr. D.M. Mitchell, his exhibit being "Newcastle Shipping", a toned P.O.P. 1/4 plate print, mounted in optical contact.

Mr. A.J. Perier gave a lecture and demonstration on "Developing the Negative" at the meeting of 5th December, this lecture being the first of a series that will be given on the Thursday "practical work" nights.




ALBERT JAMES PERIER


Albert James Perier was born on 22nd April 1871 at Lyon, France. On 10 August 1884 he arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, with his parents and brother, Charles, on board the steamer R.M.S. Sorata. The photographic company Baker & Rouse Ltd employed him in 1891.

1897 Albert married Jessie Annie Roden in Sydney. They had three children: Norman Sydney Perier, born on 29th October 1897 in Sydney; Pauline J. Perier, born in 1899; and Reginald E. Perier, born in 1909.

Norman Sydney Perier was killed in action in France on 9 April 1917. Jessie Annie Perier died on 17 December 1962, aged 82 years.

Albert James Perier died on 8 January 1964.

Albert James Perier was one of the pioneers of motion pictures in Australia.



JAMES SYDNEY STENING




Saturday 18th January 1908  Page 7 - The Australian Star (Sydney NSW)

The production of lantern slides was explained to the members of the Mosman Photographic Society the other evening by Mr. Cummins.



21st January 1908  Page 33 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The November meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society was held on the 14th, when Mr. G.H. Wilson gave a lecture and demonstration on "Gaslight Papers", explaining the best class of negative to use for this process and the various papers to use for particular effects. He also explained methods of toning the prints.

On Saturday, the 16th November, the members visited Como, where some very fine views were obtained.

Mr. F. Walker gave a lecture on the 28th November, on "A 500 mile cycle trip Through N.S.W. coastal districts", illustrating same by 47 lantern slides. On the same evening prints for the November exhibition were judged, the prize being awarded to Mr. D.M. Mitchell, his exhibit being "Newcastle Shipping", a toned P.O.P. print, mounted in optical contact.

Mr. A.J. Perier gave a lecture and demonstration on "Developing the Negative", this being the first of a series of lectures that will be given on the Thursday "Practical work" nights.

At the monthly meeting on 12th inst. ("Question Box" night) answers were given to various questions asked by members on photographic subjects, and Mr. C. Dunn gave a demonstration on "Testing Lens Shutters".

CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




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MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On the 14th December, the members met at the Zoological Gardens for the monthly outing. The party were conducted round the Gardens by Dr. Todd, who very kindly “posed” the animals, enabling the members to obtain some very interesting photographs.

The competition for December was for the best print exhibited on P.0.P., Mr. W. Morey being the prize-winner. His exhibit was a half-plate print on Matt Seltona paper, treated with the salt bath. The second of the series of “lectures” was given by Mr. D.M. Mitchell, at the “Practical Work” night on Thursday, 2nd January, the subject being “Intensification and Reduction”.

At the 9th January meeting, Mr. T. Cummins exhibited to the members a most charming collection of about 100 lantern slides on various subjects. A number were pictures of wave effects on the coast around Bondi, and were exceptionally good.

At the same meeting Mr. A.V. Wilkinson (of the Town and Country Journal) exhibited some slides on Lumiere’s auto chrome plates, the latest advance in photography. These are the first pictures that have been produced by this process in N.S.W., and it is such a distinct advance in the photographic art that it merits special attention. Any amateur photographer can produce the pictures without any previous acquaintance with color photography, and the whole process in the dark room occupies only 20 to 30 minutes.

CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




21st January 1908  Page 31 - The Australasian Photographic Review

THE MOSMAN BOAT AT CIRCULAR QUAY, SYDNEY
Taken with No. 4A F.P. Kodak
A.J. Perier.




Saturday 1st February 1908  Page 11 - The Australian Star (Sydney NSW)

Mr. L.L. Raymond will, on February 13, give the members of the Mosman Photographic Society a few helpful lessons in home portraiture.



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MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The January outing of the Mosman Photographic Society was to the district opposite the Spit. This district is the happy hunting ground of photographers, and the takeable views were more numerous than the plates brought by members. The outing was a very successful one, and the February excursion is to be to the same place.

On Thursday, 23rd January, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson gave a lecture on “Mounting and Trimming”. Thursday 30th January, was devoted to testing the lens shutters of members cameras.

The January competition was for the best lantern slide exhibited. There were nine entries, Mr. A.S. Farmer’s contact slide of a picnic camp being adjudged the best.

On Thursday 6th February, Mr. T. Heron exhibited upwards of 300 lantern slides to a large and appreciative audience. About half the number of slides were from photographs taken in Samoa, which were specially interesting.

At the monthly meeting, held on 13th inst, Mr. A.J. Perier gave a lecture and demonstration on “Photography by Artificial Light”.

Your faithfully
CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




21st March 1908  Page 114 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Saturday 15th February, the regular monthly outing was to the district opposite the Spit. The monthly committee meeting was held on 20th February.

On Thursday 27th February, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson gave a lecture on Lumiere’s Autochrome Process, briefly explaining the manufacture of the plates and the process from beginning to end, and finishing up by a demonstration in development (1st) The negative; (2nd) the positive and final treatment, which proved very interesting to the members present.

On Thursday 5th March, Mr. Homan gave a lecture on Machine Mounting and Trimming.

On Thursday 12th March, the president (Mr. W.M. Hamlet) gave a lecture on The Aims and Methods of Modera Chemistry, exhibiting over 70 slides, which he fully explained as they were shown, thus making the lecture very interesting. Mr. Hamlet was listened to throughout with absorbing interest.

A.S. FARMER
Acting HON.SECRETARY




16th April 1908  Page 154 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A meeting was held to hear Mr. A.J. Perier explain in simple language and demonstrate practically whatever difficulties or mysteries may have heretofore obscured the charming process of lantern slide making. In response to some questions, Mr. A.J. Perier said: “Pyro-Soda for me every time as a developer", and proceeded to prove his claim for the virtues of this old time standby, in making a slide. The importance of having positive and cover glass absolutely dry was mentioned. In conclusion Mr. A.J. Perier remarked that there was no better way of pleasing your friends and yourselves as well, than by means of a good selection of well-made and interesting lantern slides.

On 2nd April, a lecture which was to have been delivered by Mr. A.V. Wilkinson was postponed owing to the lecturer’s unavoidable absence and the meeting resolved itself into an informal discussion on matters of general photographic interest.




21st May 1908  Page 194 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Following are the fixtures held since our April excursion:
On Thursday, 23rd April, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson gave a lecture on “Daylight and Artificial Light Enlarging”, the latter with special reference to the enlarging lantern, which is at the rooms for the use of members.

Mr. W. Morley, in giving a demonstration on the “Development of Stereoscopic Negatives” on 30th April, referred to the necessity of giving ample exposure for this branch of photography. He has found Welborne Piper’s Pyro-Soda developer admirably suited for development, on account of its keeping qualities, cleanliness and absence of chemical fog, even if development is unduly prolonged.

On Thursday 7th May, Mr. D.M. Mitchell essayed the rather formidable task of preaching “the proper way” in photography, pointing out some of the pitfalls which beset the aspirant to photographic fame. A special point was made of cleanliness in every operation and the necessity for using fresh hypo, allowing liberal exposures and urging the use of a tripod, winding up a very bright and interesting lecture with the remark that “one exposure per week judiciously made far excels a dozen in as many seconds”.

At the regular monthly meeting held on Thursday 14th May, Mr. E.A. Bradford gave a lecture and demonstration on the “Carbon Printing Process”. For sensitizing the Carbon tissue for weak negatives, instead of the usual 2 1/2 per cent., Bichromate of Potash solution, Mr. Bradford obtains excellent results with the following formula: Bichromate of potash 2 oz., Ammonia .880 1 drachm, Citrate of Soda 120 grains, water 60 oz. When time is a consideration and also for use in the summer, Mr. Bradford recommends: Bichromate of Ammonia 1 1/2 oz., Carbonate of Soda 1/4 oz., water 25 oz. This forms the stock solution; for use, take 1 oz. stock solution and 2 oz. alcohol. Mr. Bradford brought several exposed tissues and demonstrated the whole processes of single and double transfer printing. In order to create greater interest in the Society’s monthly excursions, a special prize in the form of a camera, value £3, was offered for the best print or set of prints taken at the outings of January, February, March and April. Mr. A.S. Farmer was the successful exhibitor, his exhibit being an animal study taken at Killarney, Middle Harbour.

CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




22nd June 1908  Page 234 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
There was a very large gathering of members and friends of members at the Society’s outing on Sunday 17th May, to National Park. Boats were hired at Audley and after lunch had been partaken of at Lady Carrington’s Bower, the party started serious work. Some excellent prints were shown at the meeting following the outing.

On Thursday 28th May, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson gave a lecture on Copying. Thursday evening, 4th June, was devoted to the discussion of photographic subjects.

The monthly outing on 17th May having been so successful, it was unofficially arranged by members to spend the week end at “The Rest”, National Park. A party of ten went down early on Saturday afternoon, 6th June, and by Monday morning the number had swelled to 17. About 150 plates and films were exposed and it has been arranged that each member contribute two prints taken at the outing, the collection to be suitably framed for the Society’s rooms. The excursion was a great success and is to be repeated on the occasion of the next public holiday.

On Thursday, 11th June, Mr. W. Scott gave a lecture on the Construction of the Lens, explaining by the aid of diagrams and models the process of manufacture from the rough glass to the finished, complete lens. The lecture was a most interesting one and Mr. Scott has promised to give another shortly on the combinations, of various lenses for particular work.

CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




21st July 1908  Page 274 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The June excursion of the Mosman Photographic Society was held on Saturday 13th at Balmoral.

An exhibition of members lantern slides was given on Thursday 25th June. About 120 slides were shown on the screen, many of them being of first-class quality. In addition, 75 slides of “San Francisco Before and After the Earthquake” were shown, a splendid collection, kindly lent by Messrs. Baker & Rouse for the occasion.

On Thursday, 2nd July, Mr. Perrier explained the “Tank System of Development as applied to Dry Plates”. Twelve half-plates were developed, six in the “Standa” tank and six in the “Merito”. The plates used were exposed on a dull day, but, notwithstanding their being a little under-exposed, the results were very good. Two developers were used, Pyro-Soda and Glycin.

The monthly meeting for July was to have been held on Thursday, 9th July, but had to be postponed on account of the severe thunderstorm. On Saturday afternoon, 11th July, the monthly excursion was held at Botany Bay, 16 members and friends attending. From a photographic point of view, the district near Botany Pier cannot be recommended.

CHARLES DUNN
HON.SECRETARY




21st August 1908  Page 308 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Thursday 23rd July, Mr. A.V. Wilkinson gave a lecture and demonstration on the Factorial System of Development.

Owing to the inclement weather, the meetings arranged for 30th July and 6th August were postponed.

At the usual monthly meeting of the Society, held on 13th July, Mr. R.P. Crittenden lectured on “Home Portraiture”, describing various methods by which table-covers, sheets and blankets may be converted into temporary backgrounds, reflectors and dealing very fully with the position of the sitter and lighting to obtain various effects. Numerous photographs taken with the use of makeshift accessories were shown, many of which were most artistic. The close attention paid to the lecturer by the audience was a sure indication that his subject appealed to them.




21st September 1908  Page 340 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On 13th August, Mr. Crittenden gave a lecture on “Home Portraiture”, explaining the best methods of obtaining the best results in this branch of photography.

On 27th August, Mr. W.M. Hamlet, President of the Society, gave a lecture on “Pictures of Travel”, being a descriptive discourse upon a walking tour from Brisbane to Sydney, illustrated by lantern slides, about lOO being shown. The lecturer was followed with great interest.

On 10th September, the annual Exhibition of the Society was carried out, the total number of exhibits being in all classes 108. The first prize, Class 1, being the best print, any subject, was won by Mr. Homan, a very consistent worker, the subject being U.S.A. battleship “Georgia”. The first prize, Class 3, bromide enlargement, was won by Mr. Homan “The Coming Storm”. Second prize, Class II, “Spotted Gums”, by A.S. Farmer. The first prize, Class 4, lantern slides, by W. Morey. Mr. Henry King kindly acted as judge and altogether the Exhibition was watched with interest by the members and was considered a decided advance upon the previous Exhibitions; therefore we go on our way rejoicing.

The general report and balance-sheet was adopted and considered satisfactory and new members coming forward.

A.S. FARMER
HON. TREASURER and HON.SECRETARY




21st October 1908  Page 378 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the regular monthly meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society, the prizes won at the annual exhibition were awarded and matters relating to the forthcommg lecture to be given on the 29th October, by Mr. Walter E. Gates, upon the “High Alps of New Zealand”, were arranged. Tickets are now obtainable at the various stock houses, or from members of the Society.

The annual outing of the Society is to Lane Cove, and takes place on the 31st October.

The August competition for the best picture taken during the American fleet visit was won by Mr. Homan, out of 23 exhibits.

The October competition for the best picture on “Home Portraiture” was won by Miss Belbridge.




21st November 1908  Page 417 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Thursday 29th October, Mr. Gates gave a lantern lecture on “The High Alps of New Zealand”. At the close a vote of thanks was proposed by His Honor Judge Docker, seconded by the Society’s President, Mr. W.M. Hamlet.

On Saturday 31st October, the Society’s annual outing was held at Fig Tree, Lane Cove River. Sixteen members turned up and a very enjoyable afternoon was spent.

On Thursday 12th November, Mr. J.H. Gamble gave a very interesting demonstration on the “After Treatment of the Negative”. A great deal of interest was taken in the subject by the members and judging by the number of questions asked the lecturer, the subject made one of the best lectures the Society has had.

A.S. FARMER
HON.SECRETARY




21st November 1908  Page 417 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
NOTES ON A LANTERN LECTURE DELIVERED
IN THE MOSMAN TOWN HALL
THURSDAY, 29TH OCTOBER
BY WALTER E. GATES


Mr. Gates reminded his audience that New Zealand provided Alpine scenery which compared favorably with Switzerland. The highest peak in the Swiss Alps, Mont Blanc, is 15,700 feet high while Mount Cook, the giant of the New Zealand Alps, claimed an altitude of 12,350 feet; but, as the snow-line in New Zealand is about 3000 feet lower than in Switzerland, the general effect in both countries is much the same. The glaciers in New Zealand, however, were larger than those in Switzerland, the Tasman glacier being 18 miles long and from one to two miles wide.

A brief account of the journey from the railway terminus to the Hermitage, 96 miles distant, was given. The journey is accomplished in a single day by motor car. Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki are passed en route and slides of these lakes, as well as of Mount Cook still far distant, were shown.

Striking views of the Hermitage and the mountains in the immediate vicinity were exhibited, including the almost in accessible Mount Sefton, 10,350 feet high, which has been climbed once only and Mount Cook. A hue slide of the latter, taken during a storm, may be singled out for special mention.

Mr. Gates took his audience for a trip to the Stocking Glacier and explained some of the characteristics of glaciers. A fine slide of an ice cave and views of the glacier moraine, crevasses and seracs, or ice pinnacles, explained these characteristics clearly. The next excursion under taken was along the course of the Hooker glacier, from which very comprehensive views of Mount Cook are obtained. The Hooker River is crossed by a narrow suspension bridge, and the path to the glacier cut out of the mountain-side in places far above the river. The effect of the 24 hours heavy rain was shown in some slides of the river in flood com pared with a picture taken just prior to the rain.

The chief excursion undertaken by Mr. Gates was to the Tasman glacier, involving an absence from the Hermitage of four days. Starting after breakfast on the morning of the first day, accompanied by a guide, the valley of the Tasman was traversed as far as the Ball Hut, about 13 miles from the Hermitage, the journey being accomplished on foot. Various slides were shown of scenery on the way, a picture of the Hut, with lofty, snow-covered mountains in the back ground, calling for special remark. This Hut is 3500 feet above sea-level and was the starting-point for the first ascent of Mount Cook in 1894. Blankets are provided and a large stock of tinned foods kept, that being the only food available during the trip.

Next day ten miles of the glacier were traversed on foot, the day’s journey ending at the Malte Brun Hut, 5800 feet above sea-level. A large number of slides of this section of the journey were shown, giving a very good idea of the extremely wild and beautiful nature of the scenery. Both sides of the glacier are bounded by huge mountains ranging from 9000 to 12,340 feet in height. The Hochstetter Ice Fall, the largest in the Alps, was particularly striking. Some views taken from the center of the glacier gave an excellent idea of the formation of the glacier itself, split up into huge boulders by crevasses of greater or less width. These slides also served to show the difficulties of travel.

Arrived at the Hut, a number of slides were shown, serving to show the magnificence of the prospect, which is stated to be one of the finest of its kind in the world. Quite 15 miles of snow clad alps, innumerable subsidiary glaciers, and a large part of the Tasman Glacier itself are to be seen. The valley is closed in by Mount Darwin, the Matter horn of New Zealand, 9700 feet high and the Hochstetter Dome, 9250 feet high, completely covered with snow. It was Mr. Gates intention to climb the Dome, but, unfortunately, during the night his companion became ill, doubtless owing to the altitude and at daybreak the party had to return to the Ball Hut and thence to the Hermitage, reaching the latter on the afternoon of the fourth day.

The lecture was brought to a close by an account of an ascent of the Sealey Range, 6000 feet high, near the Hermitage. Portion of the Mueller Glacier, 7 1/2 miles long, was traversed. This glacier was seen to differ considerably from the larger Tasman Glacier. On top of the range a magnificent prospect was obtained, some views of which were shown, embracing almost the whole course of the Mueller Glacier, the Mackenzie Plains towards Lake Pukaki, Mounts Cook, Sefton and the lesser giants, while the Hermitage was seen 3500 feet below, looking like a doll’s house. On the descent a halt was made at a small mountain tarn, on the mirror-like surface of which a perfect reflection of Mounts Cook and Sefton was obtained.

The 65 slides with which the lecture was illustrated were made by Mr. Gates from negatives taken by him during his tour.




18th December 1908  Page 459 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society's monthly meeting was held on Saturday 28th November. The place chosen was Wentworth’s historic home at Vaucluse. Eleven members turned up and appreciated the kind permission of the present owner, Fitzwilliam Wentworth Esq., to visit the grounds and the most was made of the opportunity to obtain some good pictures of the surroundings, especially the ruin of the old church. Some very good pictures resulted from the visit, which no doubt will be valued by the successful owner. The place is a good one for photographers and any opportunity offered to visit the grounds should not be missed. Amateurs will find themselves money in pocket by joining the Mosman Photographic Society.

A.S. FARMER
HON.SECRETARY




22nd April 1909  Page 204 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society held its usual monthly meeting on 11th March, and matters under discussion tended to infuse more life into the Society, one item being made definite, i.e., that each member must bring up something of his work done during the month, a very effective means of causing exchange of ideas, and experience.

On March 27 the Mosman Photographic Society held its monthly outing to Abbotsford, the 2pm, Parramatta boat conveying nine members to the field of operation. Each member did good work, as far as exposing plates, but the same good work is anticipated in results by next meeting night, the 15th inst. The outing proved one of the best the Society has held. The members of the party, although at times working in separate groups, eventually all met before returning to Sydney. The excursionists were of the opinion that Abbotsford is a good field for work.

A.S. FARMER
HON.SECRETARY




22nd June 1909  Page 316 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Thursday 15th April, the Mosman Photographic Society held its usual monthly meeting. A demonstration was given by Mr. A.J. Perier.

On Saturday 24th April, the Society’s outing was to the Botanical Gardens.

On Thursday 13th May, the monthly meeting was held at the Society Rooms, the Hon.Secretary giving a demonstration upon mounting.

At this meeting the request to members notified in the circulars, that they bring up samples of work done during the month, was complied with remarkably well and some very good work was shown. The outing for May was to Roseville by train from Allison’s Point, from Roseville station a walk over to Middle Harbour brought the party to good ground for operations.

On Thursday 10th June, the regular monthly meeting was held at the Society’s room Mr. A.E. Read, Hon.Secretary to the Photographic Society of New South Wales, gave a very interesting lecture upon the “Oil Process”.

The entries for the June Quarterly competition were sent in by Messrs. Cropley (4), Morey (1), Grant (3), Farmer (3). The prizes were awarded as follows; 1st, Cropley, “An Interesting Story”; 2nd, Morey, “Evening Shadows”, (Carbon); 3rd, Farmer, “National Park” (Carbon).




23rd August 1909  Page 433 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Annual General Meeting and Exhibition of Work will be held at the Society’s rooms on the 30th September. Bronze Plaques will be awarded for the best, second and third best pictures. Certificates of Merit to the number of six, will also be granted at the discretion of the judges. A Special Prize will be given for Ladies, whose exhibits must be marked, in addition to the usual nom de plume, “Ladies”.

CONDITIONS
A. All exhibits must be the bona fide work of the exhibitors and must not have been shown at any previous exhibition.
B. Any process — any size — contact or enlargement.
C. Each exhibit must be mounted and framed (framing includes passe partout).
D. No limit to the number of exhibits by any one exhibitor.
E. All exhibits to be left at Messrs. Baker & Rouse, Harrington and Co., or at the Society’s rooms, not later than the 23rd September.
F. Non-competitive pictures are invited.

The Committee will be in attendance at the rooms on the 23rd September at 8pm to receive exhibits.

Exhibits to be titled on front and exhibitor’s nom de plume on back. Sealed envelope containing exhibitor’s name and title of print—endorsed on outside, with nom de plume to accompany each exhibit.

ARTHUR S. FARMER
HON.SECRETARY




22nd November 1909  Page 598 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
ANNUAL REPORT
Your Committee have pleasure in presenting the following report to the third annual meeting:

During the past year 13 ordinary and two special meetings of the Society were held and papers were given by the following: Messrs. Walter Gates, Gamble, Perier, A.S. Farmer, Read, Mitchell, Homan and Turnidge. The number attending these lectures was very gratifying. The thanks of the Society are due to the gentlemen who contributed the above and we hope we shall again have their assistance during the coming year. Monthly outings were held to various places around Sydney and were generally appreciated.

In the interests of the Society we would urge our members to make every effort to attend both the outings and monthly meetings. The following competitions were arranged during the year: October, Home Portraiture, 12 exhibits, 1st, Miss Belbridge; November, Harbor or River Scenery; December, Best Print taken at outing to Vaucluse; January, Best Print taken at Currabeena Park; February, Best Print taken at Villa Maria; March, Best Print taken at Parsley Bay; June, 1st Quarterly Competition: 1st, W.F. Cropley; 2nd, Wm. Morey; 3rd. A.S. Farmer.

SEPTEMBER - ANNUAL EXHIBITION: 78 pictures were entered by 12 members and one from Victoria.

A bronze plaque was awarded to W.F. Cropley, 1st prize; D.M. Mitchell, 2nd prize; D.M. Mitchell, 3rd prize. A bronze plaque was awarded to Mrs. Meyer in the Lady’s Class. Certificates of merit were awarded to the following: Messrs. Chapman, Morey, Farmer, Cropley and Mitchell.

The thanks of the Society are due to Messrs. H. King, N.C. Deck, and J.S. Stening, who acted as judges for the annual exhibition. There was a good attendance and much interest taken in the pictures and the evening was enlivened by selections on the Edison phonograph, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Wyper. Mr. Chapman also lent flags for the decorations and our thanks are conveyed to those gentlemen.

The Society contributed an inter-club exhibit of six pictures to the Victorian Photographic Affiliation, Open Exhibition field in Melbourne, 6th to 20th February 1909. The following members made up the exhibition: Messrs. Shannon, Morey, Mitchell, Homan, Farmer and Perier.

The number of members on the register for the past year was 34, which we trust to see increased during the year and to accomplish this members are urged to bring the Society before their friends. It is satisfactory to observe the Society is making gradual progress, but at the same time it must be borne in mind that owing to the generosity of Mr. R.L. Nash, the Society is not at present under any expense for rent.




Wednesday 19th January 1910  Page 3 - The Star (Sydney, NSW)

MOSMAN ARTS AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Recently the Mosman Photographic Society made a suggestion to the committee of the local Arts and Horticultural Society to the effect that a section for photography should be included in the schedule of the autumn show. At a meeting of the committee representatives of the Mosman Photographic Society discussed the proposal, pointing out that amateur photography had attained a high standard in Mosman, and that a large number of interesting photographic exhibits was assured. The committee agreed to the suggestion.



17th March 1910  Illustrated lantern lecture by Mr. Harold Cazneaux entitled the Pictorial Possibilities of Sydney.


HAROLD PIERCE CAZNEAUX




22nd March 1910  Page 92 - The Australian Photographic Journal

The Mosman Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting at their rooms on the 17th ultimo, the subject for the evening being an illustrated lantern lecture by Mr. Harold Cazneaux entitled the "Pictorial Possibilities of Sydney". This subject proved to be an extremely interesting topic and the lecturer again showed himself to be a thorough artist in every respect. Some of the views were eloquent of the pictorial possibilities of Sydney and conclusively proved what could be obtained if one went about with an observing eye. The lecturer was accorded a vote of thanks.



22nd April 1910  Page 124 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting at their rooms on Thursday 17th March, when Mr. L.L. Raymond Photographic Society of New South Wales gave a very interesting lecture on "Home Portraiture". Mr. Raymond had brought along with him several specimens of his work, showing clearly what could be obtained by anyone with an artistic turn of mind. Mr. Hamlet who was in the chair, passed the usual vote of thanks and voiced the feeling of all when he stated that the lecture had proved of immense value to the hearers. The Mosman Photographic Society's outing took place on the 19th to Cremorne, when several members attended and many good pictures were obtained.



22nd June 1910  Page 189 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

The committee of the Mosman Photographic Society have been able to secure new premises in the most convenient part of Mosman and that they are going to have it fitted up for their club premises. The building, which is situated next to the Mosman Post Office, consists of a large meeting room and dark room. Adjoining the meeting room is a balcony commanding fine views of Sydney Heads.



Wednesday 1st June 1910  Page 4 - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW)

WANTED, at Mosman, a suitable Room to be used as club-room, by Mosman Photographic Society.

A.S. FARMER
HON.SECRETARY




22nd August 1910  Page 252 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The first meeting of the Mosman Photographic Society to be held in the new club premises in Military-road (back of Mr. Wisbey's store) was held on Thursday, the 11th September; Mr. A.J. Perier in the chair. The subject of the evening was purely of a business nature, arranging matters generally for the annual meeting, nominations for office bearers, etc., being received. The financial position of the Club was also dealt with. Several new members were elected.

The new club rooms are a great advance on the last, being very conveniently situated in the most central locality of Mosman. The dark room is splendidly fitted up and the enlarging lantern and easel have had very special attention bestowed upon them, making it now an ideal piece of apparatus that is bound to give satisfaction to the members.

Arrangements were also made to hold the annual exhibition and also the usual annual reunion, taking the form of a launch outing.




22nd September 1910  Page 287 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Just as we are going to press we hear the Mosman Photographic Society has held its annual meeting and we hasten to congratulate Mr. C.N. Fussell on being appointed President for the year 1910.



22nd October 1910  Page 316 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
We have been furnished with the annual report for the year 1909-10 of the Mosman Photographic Society and note with pleasure that notwithstanding the great troubles that their committee and members had to contend with, especially at being without club rooms, the society is in a flourishing state and now that they have secured first class accommodation the roll of membership is sure to increase by leaps and bounds.

The report contains the thanks of the committee to the following gentlemen, whose services were of great value to the members in giving them instructive and interesting lectures: A.V. Wilkinson, W. Morey, W.C. Cropley, A.J. Perier, H. Cazneaux (who gave a lantern lecture entitled "The Pictorial Possibilities of Sydney"), M. Raymond (lecture on "Home Portraiture", illustrated with a series of beautiful and instructive prints), Mr. A.R. Wheeler (Tank Development"), Mr. A.E. Read (lecture and practical demonstration on the Ozobrome Process), Mr. Fussel (in conjunction with Mr. A.V. Wilkinson; demonstration on enlarging and how to use the society's lantern).

A quarterly competition, on single figures, held last January, drew a number of good exhibits. Mr. H. Cazneaux acted as judge and awarded the prizes as follows: 1st and 2nd to Mr. A.C. Fussell, 3rd to Mr. A.J. Perier. The report ends with the hope that the coming year will prove one of prosperity and that the committee will be able to arrange for an interesting syllabus and outings. We are informed that the Mosman Photographic Society will hold its annual exhibition at the end of November. Full particulars are available from the Hon.Secretaries, Messrs. A. Farmer and S. Shannon.



22nd October 1910  Page 574 - The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Since the annual meeting in November 1909, the society had to vacate the premises formerly used and for some time no suitable quarters were available, so that the number of demonstration evenings were fewer than usual. The committee met from time to time at different members residences however and were at last given the free use of suitable rooms at the rear of Mr. Wisboy’s establishment on Military-road. Two of these have been fitted up as meeting and dark rooms and the enlarging lantern brought thoroughly up to date through the efforts of Mr. Fussell, our president for this year. Gas and water are laid on and no more complete club rooms are to be found.

The club sent an exhibit to the A.N.A. Exhibition in January, but were not successful in obtaining a prize. The annual meeting held in November was attended by a large party of members and friends, who were conveyed up Lane Cove River by Mr. Maddocks in his motor launch.

Messrs. Wilkinson, Mercy, Cropley and Perier gave demonstrations and members heartily thank them for the time so cheerfully given. Mr. Cazneaux lectured on “The Pictorial Possibilities of Sydney” and illustrated his subject by pictures and lantern slides.

In the quarterly portraiture competition Messrs. Fussell and Perier secured prizes. Messrs. Raymond, Wheeler, Read, Fussell and Wilkinson’s lectures and demonstrations were much appreciated.

The society has a good many members now and we trust that the splendid facilities of the new club room will be the means of inducing many others to join. Club competitions are held quarterly; lectures, etc., are held monthly, as are the monthly outings, during the summer months only.

The society will hold an exhibition on 29th November, when a plaque and two certificates will be awarded for the best pictures in the show. Those interested should write the Hon.Secretary for full details.




24th November 1910  Page 350 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The annual outing of the Mosman Photographic Society took place on Saturday 12th November, to the Head of Middle Harbour. Thanks to the generosity of Messrs. Maddocks, Cropley and Wyper, who had kindly placed their motor launches at the disposal of the committee, the society was able to entertain a numerous company. Afternoon tea was served in a charming retreat in a shady spot in one of those little bays for which Middle Harbour is renowned. Afterward Mr. Fussell, the president called Mr. A.J. Perier to say a few words. This gentleman thanked all the members for their presence and particularly welcomed Messrs. Rening, Raymond and Deck, who during the past year helped the Society with demonstrations. The absence of Messrs. Cazneaux, Wheeler and Wilkinson, was much felt. Mr. Raymond responded and Mr. Rening called for three cheers for Mr. A.J. Perier, the retiring President. Votes of thanks were also accorded to the following ladies: Mesdames Farmer, Fussell, Meyer and Perier, who had kindly looked after the carrying out of the catering arrangements. A return home was made at 6.30pm after one of the most enjoyable and successful outings held under the auspices of the Mosman Photographic Society. A general wish was expressed that another outing would take place very shortly.



22nd December 1910  Page 381 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Mosman Photographic Society opened its annual Exhibition at their rooms on Tuesday 29th November. The Council were heartily congratulated on their efforts at securing such a representative show of work done by their members and also of a representative loan collection by members of the Photographic Society of New South Wales. There were four awards and Mr. A.V. Wilkinson, the judge, distributed them as follows: First and second to Mr. Mackenzie, for a very artistic landscape and a genre study; third to Mr. J. Homan, a very excellent study entitled "Old Sydney", which is reproduced below. The special ladies prize was awarded to Mrs Chapman for a very good enlargement of a scene taken at the annual outing. Some fine scenes, depicting "Wet Days in Sydney" were shown by Mr. Farmer. Messrs. Fussell, Shannon, Homan, Chapman, Proctor, Perier, Mrs Meyer, Miss Angus and Mrs Chapman also helped to make the show a success. Amongst the loan exhibits we noticed some very fine things by Messrs. Deck, Stening, Raymond and Edwards, which were of great value to the visitors. The show remained open for ten days and evening and was visited by large numbers, who are interested in the Art. The distribution of prizes took place at the rooms on the 13th inst., when Mr. Fussell (President) congratulated the prize winners.



Old Sydney by Mr. J. HOMAN
Third prize
Mosman Annual Exhibition 1910




22nd June 1911  Page 349 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the usual monthly meeting on Thursday 18th May, several members showed series of lantern slides giving a description as each appeared on the screen. The pictures included views of Old Mosman, National Park, Norfolk Island and Botanical Gardens; also the recent eclipse.

June meeting will be a competition and exhibition by members and will be open on 29th June and the two following evenings.

The outing on 20th May was a ramble on the Spit to Manly road and some very picturesque views were obtained by some of the party.




22nd July 1911  Page 415 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The June monthly meeting was given over to the quarterly exhibition of members work and of the 32 pictures shown, the first place was awarded to "A Church Interior" by Mr. J. Homan, who also secured second place with a charming seascape; the third place being secured by Mr. A.J. Perier for a figure study. Altogether, the exhibits were a well selected lot and reflected great credit on the competing members.

The July monthly meeting will be held on the 27th instant, when Mr. Stening will have a "photographic chat" about various interesting subjects. Photographic friends in the vicinity of the rooms on that evening are cordially invited to drop in at 8pm.

Anyone now wishing to join this Society will have full privileges up to 30th September 1912 for the year's subscription of 15s. for gentlemen and 10s. for ladies.




22nd August 1911  Page 472 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the usual monthly meeting on 27th July, Mr. Stening gave an interesting chat on photography generally, which was followed keenly by members and friends present. Lively discussions followed several of his remarks, especially regarding dish or tank development, each having numerous adherents. Again, opinions were divided as to the utility for general amateur workers of the old form lenses as against the modern Anastigmats. During his remarks the lecturer sounded a word of warning regarding the safety of the average darkroom placed at the tourist's disposal for plate changing, etc. A pleasant evening terminated by a presentation of two frames, containing a number of views taken by members at various launch outings, to Mr. E.A. Maddock, who has kindly placed his motor boat at the disposal of the society on several occasions.

The next monthly meeting will be held on the 24th inst., when an interesting and instructive lecture on "The Small Pocket Camera" is promised by Mr. A.E. Read.

On Saturday, 26th inst., the monthly outings will be resumed and members will take a ramble along the new marine walk from Mosman towards Clifton Gardens. Friends of members are cordially welcomed at both the monthly meeting and outing.

The annual exhibition will be held on 21st September, when certificates will be awarded to members in the following classes: Landscapes (including seascapes), Figure Studies and Still Life Subjects. A special prize will also be given for the best photo (any subject) exhibited by any amateur residing in Mosman or Neutral Bay, not being a member of this society.

Our year is drawing to a close and now is the time for new members to get enrolled, as the annual meeting for election of officers and amending of rules, etc., will be held on 28th September.




22nd September 1911  Page 531 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
This society experienced bad weather for its August outing and had to postpone it for a week, with no better result; so it was not undertaken, although five enthusiastic members, including one lady met at the appointed rendezvous. A lecture on "The Making of a Modern Anastigmat" was also postponed for a week owing to the wet weather, but it was then given by Mr. A.J. Perier and greatly appreciated by the members present.

The Annual Exhibition opens on the 21st September and will remain open on the two following evenings. A good number of exhibits are anticipated, both from members and in the open class.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th inst.




23rd October 1911  Page 597 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

MOSMAN CAMERA CLUB
Since last report the Annual Exhibition was held on 21st September and two following evenings, the awards resulting as follows:

(a) MEMBERS SECTIONS
1. Still Life - But one entry. No award.
2. Landscape or Seascape - 25 entries. Society's Certificate secured by A.F. Grant for his picture, "A Smudge of Smoke".
3. Figure Study - 7 entries, of which "An Interesting Story", by A.J. Perier, was awarded the Certificate.

(b) Open Section (an innovation for this Society) brought forward 18 entries and a Bronze Plaque was awarded A.L. Turnidge for his exhibit, "Evening".

The exhibition produced some very excellent work, both by members and in the Open Class.

The fifth Annual Meeting held on 28th September was well attended by members and friends and prospects are bright for the coming year. New office-bearers were elected, with Mr. W.J. Morey for President. The report placed before members went to show that the Committee had catered well, both regarding monthly lectures and outings.

During the year the darkroom and enlarging lantern have had special attention and are now in first-class condition. The funds slightly increased in spite of rent for the past six months having been charged. The Rules of the Society were discussed and amended, the chief changes being alteration of the name of the Society and provision being made for juniors under 18 years of age becoming members at half rates.

A hearty vote of thanks to Mr. C.A. Fussell, the retiring President and to Mr. A. Shannon, the Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, for their services during the past twelve months, brought the meeting to a close.

Several new members have been added to our roll since.

The Club fixtures for October are a demonstration and lecture on gaslight paper, to be given on Thursday 26th October.

The Annual Outing will take place on Saturday 28th October and will be by motor launch kindly placed at members disposal by our Patron, Mr. E.A. Maddock, leaving The Spit at 2.30pm for a trip up Middle Harbour.




22nd November 1911  Page 660 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

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The demonstration on gas-light given at the monthly meeting on 26th October was appreciated by a good attendance of members and visitors.

The Annual Outing was held on 28th October and the launches made available by the kindness of Messrs. Maddock, Ingham and Silberberg conveyed the party up Middle Harbour. At Killarney a landing was made and afternoon tea was partaken of by between 40 or 50 members and friends; a most enjoyable outing terminated at about 7.30.

This month's Outing on 18th November will be a tour of inspection over that historic property known as the Rangers, Mosman, Mr. Harris the proprietor having kindly given our members a permit to view.

On 23rd November at the Rooms, Mr. Norman C. Deck has promised to give a demonstration on Toning Bromides.

We are pleased to record that new members are being enrolled at each meeting, but we have still room for more.




22nd December 1911  Page 725 - The The Australasian Photographic Review

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The Outing on 18th November to the Rangers, Mosman, brought together 22 members and friends, who took views of the mansion from all sides, not overlooking the famous picture on the dining room wall, "H.M.S. Rattlesnake in a storm off Timor". In spite of the great variations in times of exposure advocated on this subject some very good copies were secured. After cameras were packed an adjournment was made to Mr. Harpur's residence, where afternoon tea was partaken of with great enjoyment.

The demonstration on Toning Bromides given on 23rd November by Mr. Norman C. Deck proved, as anticipated, both most interesting and instructive and the dozen or so present regretted that the inclemency of the weather had caused so small an attendance. Numerous formulae were given for various tones on different kinds of pictures.

At the monthly meeting on 21st December, Mr. A.W. Dye will lecture on Photography. On 16th December the Club outing will be held at Balmoral.




22nd January 1912  Page 31 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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At the last monthly meeting of the Mosman Camera Club on the 21st December 1911, an interesting and instructive lecture was given by Mr. Aubrey Dye, on "Matters Photographic" and the members, in thanking the lecturer expressed a hope of seeing him again present at a future date with some other interesting subject. For the meeting to be held on 18th January, members are to furnish questions, suggestions and printed paragraphs for discussion. Shell Cove, Neutral Bay, has been selected as the spot for the outing taking place on the 20th January. A competition for a special prize, donated by Mr. F. Stone, formerly a member of this club, will be held early in March, the subject being "Typical of Sydney Harbour" (with yachting preferred). Wishing the journal a prosperous year. A. SHANNON, Hon.Secretary.



22nd February 1912  Page 61 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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The outing on 20th January to Shell Cove, Neutral Bay, was poorly attended, owing principally to the very hot afternoon. The monthly meeting had a fair gathering and several interesting discussions took place, including Telephotography, Working with Sillona Paper, Preventing Chipping by Use of the Salt Bath Hot and Comparisons between Plates and Films, to the advantage of the former in the opinions expressed. Meeting for February is on the 22nd, when Mr. A.J. Perier gives a lecture on "The Microscope and Photomicrography". Outing on the 24th February to Bondi Sand Dunes. Competition among members for best Harbour view for a £1/1/- prize will be held on 14th March.



22nd March 1912  Page 94 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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The February monthly meeting announced for the 22nd had to be postponed owing to deficiency in the gas supply, but the matter having been attended to, the lecture on "Photomicrography", kindly lent by Mr. Mark Mitchell, was given on the 5th March by Mr. A.J. Perier and some magnificent lantern slides were projected. A fair attendance of members and their friends was greatly pleased at the interesting discourse. The outing on the 24th February did not take place, the day being considered by many too oppressive for the necessary exertion. March fixtures are: Club competition for F. Stone's prize on the 14th inst. and an outing on 23rd along the Marine Walk to Bradley's Head. As the weather is getting cooler, it is hoped these fixtures will bring out better musters than has been the case latterly.



22nd June 1912  Page 190 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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By an oversight no report was sent in for last issue, so this goes back to our April meeting, when an interesting evening was passed viewing and discussing the merits of various forms of hand cameras, two of those handed round being the work of members. The outing for April was a walk from Athol Gardens to Taylor Bay and was well enjoyed. Two visitors from Gordon College (Geelong) Photographic Society, Messrs. Watson and Mockridge, attended both the above and were accorded a hearty welcome.

Several new members were enrolled in April. At the May meeting Mr. Thomas Steel, F.L.A., delighted a large audience of members and visitors with a lecture on "Florence, the Queen City of Italy", illustrated by some exquisite lantern slides made by the lecturer. A unanimous and spontaneous vote of thanks greeted Mr. Steel on concluding.

Mr. A.E. Finckh tendered an invitation to members to visit his residence some afternoon to view his varied specimens of natural history, especially his fish tanks. Members will avail themselves of this generous offer shortly.

May outing was to Middle Harbour in the vicinity of Quaker's Hat and was enjoyed by a good muster of members, though somewhat scattered. More regard to punctuality at all of our meetings would tend to more enjoyment.

June meeting, on 20th, will be occupied by Mr. Aubrey Dye, who kindly promised a practical demonstration on "Lantern Slide Making".

On 29th, the monthly outing will take members to the Zoological Gardens, thus breaking fresh ground for most of us.




22nd July 1912  Page 226 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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The members attending the outing to the Zoological Gardens on 29th June were not greatly favoured by the elements, the day being dull and showery, so that few photographs were obtained. On 21st July the outing will be to the Botanical Gardens, weather permitting.

On 25th July, Mr. Aubrey Dye will give a demonstration on lantern slide making. This lecture was unavoidably held over from the June meeting.

On the same night members will have an exhibition, without competition, of work done recently, preliminary to the annual exhibition and competition, to be held in September.

Nearly twenty members and friends accepted hospitality from Mr. Finckh, Raglan Street, Mosman and spent a most enjoyable afternoon, on 6th July, inspecting the numerous feathered and finny pets cared for by that gentleman. Mrs Finckh kindly provided afternoon tea and those present cordially thank their hosts for their thoughtfulness.




22nd August 1912  Page 257 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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The July outing to Botanical Gardens was not held, on account of the unsettled weather, but the same place has been chosen for 24th August, when we hope to be more kindly dealt with.

The monthly meeting for last month was marred by the same cause and only some six members turned out to hear Mr. Aubrey Dye give a very interesting explanation of the working of the focal plane shutter.

An exhibition of lantern slides, kindly lent by Mr. C.J. White, will be given on the 22nd August, also any slides brought by members will be screened and it is hoped that a good number will be brought to the meeting.

The annual meeting and exhibition will be held on 26th September and the following schedule has been drawn up: Bronze plaque for best picture; special trophy for Sydney Harbour view (presented by Mr. F. Stone); Society's certificates for: (A) Home portraiture (including figure studies); (b) land or seascapes (above are for members only); (c) any subject, open to scholars attending any school (girls or boys).

The annual launch outing is being arranged for the 28th September.




23rd September 1912  Page 289 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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At the monthly meeting, on 22nd August, the exhibition of lantern slides was greatly enjoyed by a good attendance of members and friends and an appreciative vote of thanks was passed to Mr. C.J. White for the loan of the collection. Several members also brought slides to the meeting, comprising views in New Zealand and nearly all the Australian States and quite an interest was created in this branch of photographic work.

Eight members took part in the outing on 24th August to the Botanical Gardens and though the clay was not ideal the rain held off and an enjoyable afternoon was passed.

The 26th September is fixed for the annual meeting and exhibition. A feature of the latter is a competition for students attending any school - girls or boys.

The annual outing on 28th September will be a launch picnic up Middle Harbour




J. HOMAN
First prize, Class C,

Mosman Camera Club




22nd October 1912  Page 323 - Harringtons Photographic Journal

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Several members, also visitors, of the Mosman Camera Club enjoyed a very pleasant time on the occasion of the annual outing to Middle Harbour, to facilitate which Mr. E.A. Maddocks kindly placed his launch at the disposal of the society. The absence of several enthusiastic members was noted with regret; particularly that of our firm and genial friend, Mr. A.J. Perier. Arrangements for the comfort of members were carried out with conspicuous success by our able and energetic ex-secretary, Mr. Shannon, whose retirement from office and consequent loss of his valuable services we chronicle with reluctance.

The annual exhibition was a great success and the general standard was high. The awards made by Mr. Beer (judge) were as follows
Mr. Stone's special prize for the best view of Port Jackson was carried, off by Mr. F.M. Harper.
HOME PORTRAITURE: First, Mr. J. Homan (group); 2nd, Mr. A.F. Grant ("The Engineers").
LANDSCAPE OR SEASCAPE: First, Mr. J. Homan (Earl of Limerick's residence at Norfolk Island); 2nd Mr. A.F. Grant.
BEST PICTURE EXHIBITED: Mr. J. Homan (residence at Norfolk Island).

The monthly meeting will be held on Thursday 17th October, at which Mr. Leslie Beer has consented to give an address on "Landscape and Pictorial Photography".

The monthly outing on the 19th and 20th October, (members and friends will meet at the ticket office. Central Railway Station, at 1.20pm) will be a trip to Windsor, Wiseman's Ferry, Hawkesbury, etc. returning to Sydney on the Sunday afternoon. A large attendance of members and friends is anticipated.




23rd February 1914  Page 92 - The Australasian Photographic Review

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Mr. Harrington recently resigned the position of Hon.Secretary and Mr. F.T. Charles was elected in his place. During the recess Mr. Grant communicated with a number of well known men in photographic circles, with the result that the committee is now in a position to present members with a syllabus for the current year of what is perhaps the most interesting series of lectures yet put before a club on this side of the harbour.

The Club now meets at the Mosman Book Club’s premises, where a dark-room and enlarging apparatus is available to members at all times. Visitors are cordially invited to the Club meetings and outings. The Hon.Secretary may be seen any evening at the Club rooms.