Sydney Living Museums
An Edwardian Summer
Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen
Sydney lawyer and identity Arthur Wigram Allen, a tirelessly enthusiastic photographer, was fascinated by the social and technological changes occurring during his lifetime. His talent for amateur photography produced extraordinary pictures that offer a fresh insight into the Edwardian years in Sydney.
The Edwardian era was sandwiched between the great achievements of the Victorian age and the global catastrophe of World War I. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 heralded a new century of significant inventions and social changes, including powered flight, the rise of the motorcar and a new federated Australia.
An Edwardian Summer was an exhibition held at Museum of Sydney from December 2010 through to April 2011.
Contributors: Judith Ainge, Alan Davies, Howard Tanner
Edited by Caroline Mackaness
215mm x 260mm