Medical Congress Melbourne 1889

Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co Limited (estab. 1865, closed 1905)
Mounted sepia photograph of the doctors attending the Intercolonial Medical Congress in Melbourne, 1889. This photograph is a montage created from smaller individual portrait photographs, with hand-painted background. The photography studio which produced this photomontage was Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co. Ltd.

History of Object

This item was originally donated to the British Medical Association (which later became the Victorian Branch of the Australian Medical Association). The A.M.A. donated its historical collection of documents and artifacts to the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum in 1994.

Object detail

photomontage, mounted
original, 54.4 x 69.6 cm
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Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
name/inscriptions ▫ inscribed across top: 'MEDICAL CONGRESS/MELBOURNE 1889'
notations/inscriptions ▫ listed beneath image: delegate names
maker's mark ▫ recto, below list & inside border: on lhs, 'JOHNSTONE O'SHANNESSY & Co LTD PHOT.'; on rhs, 'MELBOURNE.'
verso, in red: 'L24'
owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ verso, by hand: 'Please return to:/Dr Bryan Gandevia/c/o British Medical Association/426 Albert St/East Melbourne./FB 3663'
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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