"Unidentified woman in traditional dress holding a young child. Possibly from the Dutch ship VAN REES."
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection. Sam Hood (1870-1956) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 72-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century. Help solve the mystery of this photo. If you can identify a person, ship or landmark, write the details in the Comments box below. Thank you for helping caption this important historical image. Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection Object no. 00024180-