Portrait of Sam Hood, June 1953, Taken for People Magazine.
Sam Hood was born in Adelaide in 1872 and moved to Sydney when he was a child. As a teenager, he followed in the footsteps of his photographer father and began working in the industry.
In 1899 Hood set up his own studio, The Adelaide Photographic Company, on Pitt Street. He took on whatever opportunities that came his way, from photographing ships to studio portraits and public ceremonies.
Hood continued to work as a photographer until his death in 1953.
The Library is home to his incredible archive, comprising 34,000+ images of Sydney streets, buildings, people, activities and events. Many of these images have been digitised for all to view online.
Sam Hood, June 1953, from film negative, State Library of New South Wales, People Magazine, ON 388/Box 070/Item 092 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/3ZLENN3g6VxkQ