Born: 1823, Glencoe, New York, United States of America
Died: 13 December 1888, Riverina District, New South Wales, Australia
Townsend Duryea was trained as an artist, an engineer and a photographer. Duryea’s skill, professionalism and success as a photographer were well known throughout South Australia. His career was cut short by a fire that destroyed his studio and some 50,000 negatives, almost his entire life’s work.
The South Australian Museum Archives contains four rare original prints by Duryea, as well as some reproduction negatives and prints.
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia: B986.