Past Pictures of the Month

Picture of the Month showcases a picture from RHSV image collection each month with supporting research undertaken by our honorary research officers.

RHSV_PH-970019_smallDEC15December 2015: Harrington’s Buildings (central and eastern sections) and adjacent two storey building, Collins Street, north-side, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne, c. 1920 [RHSV Collection : PH-970019]

RHSV_PH-970399_Wirth's-ParkOctober – 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]

April 2015

August 2015

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]

RHSV-PC-0713 Sorrento tram Feb 2015February 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]

RHSV_Myrtlebank_Composite_FINALDecember 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]

RHSV-PH-120117_TSMV DuntroonNovember 2014: TSMV Duntroon, Postcard. [RHSV Collection : PH-120117]

RHSV-BL141_War Relief Fund-CollageOctober 2014: How We Raised the First Hundred Thousand Melbourne, Lothian Book Publishing, 1917. [RHSV Collection – BL141]

PH-020573_Fire at RichmondSeptember 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]

RHSV_Rupertswood_GS-WG-0166July 2014: Rupertswood, 3 Macedon Street, Sunbury, c.1890 RHSV Collection : GS-WG-0166

Verona bicycle 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]

13_11_Great Ocean Rd_RHSV_PH-990702November 2013: Great Ocean Road memorial Toll Gate, c.1930 (The Rose Stereograph Company. [RHSV Collection – PH-990702]

13_10_RHSV_S-388_Intercolonial cricketOctober 2013: Cricket Lovely Cricket.

13_09_Football_at Cricket Ground_NEG-225_PHN-00225_RHSVSeptember 2013: Australian Rules.

13_08_Horses_RHSV_BL122-0030August 2013: Happy Birthday – Horses of Australia.

13_07_Aero_Club_CompositeJuly 2013: Right Royal into the skies.

13_06_Women's Work_ART-0341June 2013: First Exhibition of Women’s Work, 23 October – 20 November 1907

13_05_Kenney's baths St Kilda_May 2013: Kenney’s Gentlemen’s Bathing Ship, St Kilda.

13_04_The Dome_BL022-0006April 2013: “Not a Flat Thing” – Melbourne’s Parliament House and its Intended Dome.

13_03_Melbourne_Federal_Capital_PC-0341March 2013: Parliament House and Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, c. 1900: once Federal and State Houses of Parliament.

13_02_Country School_PH-120047February 2013: “A Typical Victorian Country School” – children tending the garden, c. 1908

RHSV_MWC_Walkers with PacksDecember 2012: Bushwalkers with packs, c. 1920

12-11_BJ005-0024_Kamesburgh 2November 2012: “Kamesburgh”, later “Anzac Hostel”, 78 North Road, Brighton.

12-10_AL59-0029_Bendigo RailOctober 2012: First Train Arrives at Bendigo (Sandhurst)