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Circa 1894 - COMO HOTEL (Est. 1890), Como, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (restored version)

Circa 1894 - COMO HOTEL (Est. 1890), Como, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (restored version)

- The photographer's viewpoint is looking south from the access pathway that led back to Como Station.
- Note the stylized establishment date of "1890" on the facing roof facade (this reflects the year in Queen Victoria's reign when it was first Licensed as an Hotel).
- This image is very similar in point of view & date of capture as the previous image, which was taken by a different photographic business (the Star Photo Co).
- The original digitized photo-print is archived by the National Library of Australia in their William Robert Easdown photographic collection
- This digital copy was downloaded, restored & repaired by myself, using Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 8.0 (with duo-tone enhancement) for public share & review via Flickr.
Credits go to -
(a) Robert Easdown Collection for the original image, &
(b) The National Library of Australia for their valuable historic photograph digitization & archiving program(s).
- Original image is no longer restricted by any form of Copyright, per NLA copyright advice -
Out of Copyright
Reason for copyright status: Created/Published Date is Before 1955
Copyright status was determined using the following information:
Material type: Photograph
Published status: Unpublished
Government copyright ownership: No Government Copyright Ownership
"The National Library of Australia supports creativity, innovation and knowledge-exchange but does not endorse any inappropriate or derogatory use. Please respect indigenous cultural and ethical concerns".
- As for my own work in creating this enlarged & substantially restored sepia version of the original image, I have applied Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike".
- Construction timeline - 2nd Version
17 Dec 1889 - Multiple Tenders are invited by building contractor R. Fielding for "carting building materials from Como siding, Illawarra line, to back of Como Station", "Quarrying a large quantitiy of Stone, at Como, near station, Illawarra line" & "for 160,000 Bricks, delivered Como station, Illawarra line".
12 Feb 1890 - Multiple Tenders are invited by building contractor Robert Fielding for "Plumbing of large Hotel at Como Station", "Plastering, &c., of large Hotel at Como Station" & "for a large quantity of Iron Columns, Balcony Railings, Ornamental Castings, &c., for large Hotel, Como".
17 Oct 1890 - A Conditional Publican's license is granted to George Agnew "for premises at Como"
- More detail about the history of the Como Hotel can be found here,_New_South_Wales

(plus d'infos...)

Photo prise @ Sydney le 1 janvier 1894 (© aussiejeff / Flickr)

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