SIR HENRY PARKES Signed Cabinet photograph.
Australian colonial politician and longest serving Prime Minister of the State of New South Wales. Known as the 'Father of Federation' for his leading role in the unification of the six Australian colonies.
Cabinet photograph, 17 x 11 cms (6.75 x 4.25 inches) including mount. Photograph is by Freeman & Co Ltd of 318 George Street, Sydney with their name in gilt on the photographers mount. Good bold autograph signature of Henry Parkes on mount below photograph. A nice image of the rather stern looking elder statesman which, from his appearance, was probably taken circa 1890. Signed photographs of Henry Parkes are somewhat scarce.
Mounted on old pasteboard with slight browning to edges and mounting traces and some offsetting to verso, else in very nice condition.
From an album compiled by Florence Pearl Faithfull (known as
"Pearl"), later Lady Dilke. Pearl Faithfull was the daughter of
H.M Faithfull, solicitor of Sydney, New South Wales and the grand-daughter
of the Australian pioneer and politician William Pitt Faithfull. In 1915
she married Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke but following his insanity and
subsequent death in 1918 she returned to Australia. Many of the
autographs in Pearl Faithfull's collection have an Australian connection.