Royal Alfred Studio

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The Royal Alfred Studio was a photographic studio is Daylesford.[1] It was operated by Herman Moser.

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Background

Herman Moser (1838-1905) was a photographer with studios in Creswick and Daylesford. He had also worked as a publican in Buninyong and Clunes.[1] He ran a jewellery shop in Clunes in 1864 which also functioned as a photographic studio.

History

In 1866 the Creswick Shire Council employed Moser to take photographs of the local area. These photographs were shown in Ballarat, the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition.[1] In 1867 they were shown at the Paris Universal Exhibition.[1] In 1867 he had moved to Creswick where he opened his photographic studio.[1]

He opened a second photographic studio in Burke Square in Daylesford.[1] This studio was mentioned in a memoir by J. Ulysses Browne in 1914.[2] This second studio was only open on Saturdays and Monday mornings.

Moser was appointed as the official photographer for the Ballarat section of the 1867-8 Duke of Edinburgh's tour of Australia.[3][1] After the tour, the Daylesford Studio was renamed the Royal Alfred Studio.[1]

He moved to Daylesford in 1871.[1] His photographs of local scenes were shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition in 1873.[1] He was awarded gold medals for his photographs when they were shown at the London International Exhibition in 1873.[1]

In the News

In 1864 there was a fire in the shop his shop at Clunes:

A fire occurred about midday on Saturday, in the shop of Mr Moser, Clunes, and did considerable damage to various things in the place before it was extinguished. The origin of the fire is a mystery hat it is supposed to have been caused by a person (whose photograph had just been taken by Mr Moser) throwing on the floor the end of a vesta match with which he had lighted his pipe during the temporary absence of Mr Moser.[4]
Mr H. Moser, photographer, Creswick, and family, had a narrow escape on 27th December. It appears that while driving along the Sulky Gully ranges they were met by a man driving a horse carrying a largo white swag, and just as the man got near them he gave a loud smack with his whip, causing Mr Moser's horse to shy and turn very short, thus locking the wheels and upsetting the vehicle. Mrs Moser and the children received a few bruises, but Mr Moser escaped unhurt.[5]

As reported in the Ballarat Star in December 1868:

Mr H. Moser, photographer, Creswick, and family, had a narrow escape on 27th December. It appears that while driving along the Sulky Gully ranges they were met by a man driving a horse carrying a largo white swag, and just as the man got near them he gave a loud smack with his whip, causing Mr Moser's horse to shy and turn very short, thus locking the wheels and upsetting the vehicle. Mrs Moser and the children received a few bruises, but Mr Moser escaped unhurt.[6]

Site

H. MOSER had photographic studios in Daylesford and Creswick between 1866 - 1887. The Daylesford studio was in Burke Square. After 1868 Moser named the it the Royal Alfred Studio.[1]

Innovations

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Moser's photographs received international attention. His work was shown at:

  • Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition 1866[1]
  • Paris Universal Exhibition 1867[1]
  • Vienna Universal Exhibition 1873[1]
  • London International Exhibition 1873[1]

Workplace Relations

The People

Legacies

See also

H. Moser, photographer

Herman Moser

Photographers

Notes


References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Bruce, Candice, 2011 "Herman Moser", Design and Art Australia Online [1]
  2. 1914 'OLD MEMORIES OF FIFTY YEARS AGO.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 17 November, p. 3, viewed 17 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119529697
  3. 1905 'DEATH OF A FORMER RESIDENT.', The Independent (Deniliquin, NSW : 1901 - 1946), 8 September, p. 2, viewed 17 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119943838
  4. 1864 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 September, p. 2, viewed 15 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66347848
  5. 1868 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870), 29 December, p. 2, viewed 15 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112882154
  6. 1868 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870), 29 December, p. 2, viewed 15 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112882154

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External Links


--C.K.Gervasoni 17:44, 4 January 2014 (EST)

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