Picture of the Month showcases a picture from RHSV image collection each month with supporting research undertaken by our honorary research officers.
October – November 2015: Elephant with male attendant standing on low-loader outside Wirth’s Park (situated between Sloss and Sturt Streets, South Melbourne), c. 1946-1947. Commercial Photographic Co., photographer [RHSV Collection : PH-970399]
August 2015: Oriental Tea Company, 144-146 Little Flinders Street West, Melbourne, c. 1886 : composite of drawings showing façade of main building, blending room, packing room, boxing room and unpacking room; reproduced from The Jubilee History of Victoria and Melbourne (TWH Leavitt, editor with W.D Lilburn, historian; Duffus Bros; printers; 1888), Vol I, Part III, after p. 12 [RHSV Collection : BK009-0021]
March 2015: Female Confectioners’ Union, Victorian Branch: Eight Hour Day Float (Eight Hour Day Procession, Melbourne), c. 1925. Photographer unknown [RHSV Collection: I-087]
February 2015: Steam tram near its terminus at Back Beach, Sorrento; also showing an open horse drawn carriage; sometime between 1890-1918 [RHSV Collection : PC-0713]
December 2014: Advertisements for Myrtlebank Guest House, Grampians (Hall’s Gap) from Where to Go in Victoria, 1948 and Where to Go in Victoria, 1958-59 (both published by The Victorian Railways), p379 and p345 respectively: [RHSV Collection – BL138-0401 and BL139-0315]
November 2014: TSMV Duntroon, Postcard. [RHSV Collection : PH-120117]
October 2014: How We Raised the First Hundred Thousand Melbourne, Lothian Book Publishing, 1917. [RHSV Collection – BL141]
September 2014: Fire at 285 Lennox Street, Richmond: four men in the burnt out printery of A. Asher & Co., 2 January 1914 [RHSV Collection : PH-020573]
July 2014: Rupertswood, 3 Macedon Street, Sunbury, c.1890 RHSV Collection : GS-WG-0166
March 2014: Malvern Star delivery tricycle with box attached in front of handlebars bearing sign Verona Press Pty Ltd , c. 1935 – Lyle Fowler (1891-1969), photographer [RHSV Collection : PH-970400]
November 2013: Great Ocean Road memorial Toll Gate, c.1930 (The Rose Stereograph Company. [RHSV Collection – PH-990702]
October 2013: Cricket Lovely Cricket.
September 2013: Australian Rules.
August 2013: Happy Birthday – Horses of Australia.
July 2013: Right Royal into the skies.
June 2013: First Exhibition of Women’s Work, 23 October – 20 November 1907
May 2013: Kenney’s Gentlemen’s Bathing Ship, St Kilda.
April 2013: “Not a Flat Thing” – Melbourne’s Parliament House and its Intended Dome.
March 2013: Parliament House and Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, c. 1900: once Federal and State Houses of Parliament.
February 2013: “A Typical Victorian Country School” – children tending the garden, c. 1908
December 2012: Bushwalkers with packs, c. 1920
November 2012: “Kamesburgh”, later “Anzac Hostel”, 78 North Road, Brighton.
October 2012: First Train Arrives at Bendigo (Sandhurst)