Photographers Index

Hall, Robert, d 1866, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1821 - circa 1866
Active Area: Oceania (continent)
Australia (nation)
Western Australia (state)
South Australia (state)
Adelaide (inhabited place)
Perth (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
'Professor' Robert Hall was a commercial photographer active in Australia. He set up a studio in Currie Street, West End, Adelaide, in 1846. He took the first portraits in Perth (Cato 1955, p.171). Hall occupied various studios in Adelaide until his death in 1866 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.172; Cato 1955, p.171).
Sources: Cato, Jack (1955), 'The story of the camera in Australia'. Melbourne : Institute of Australian Photographers.
Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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