Wattle Nymphs - art photography from 1921
The photographs below were published
in 1921 in a book titled "Golden Wattle Our National Floral Emblem" (full title page below), by A.J.
Campbell. The author introduced a figure in each photo 'for idealistic purposes'.
A selection of the photos are reproduced on this web-site to illustrate changes
in the presentation of popular natural history illustrations.
GOLDEN WATTLE OUR NATIONAL FLORAL EMBLEM
Being a particularly unique Series of Photo-Pictures of Wattles, or Australian Acacias, in full flower (with the introduction of a figure for idealistic purposes), and some scenes of Wattle Wilds, together with descriptive letterpress.
BY ARCHIBALD JAMES CAMPBELL
Author of "Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds"
and Life Member, Wattle Day League of Victoria
FOREWORD BY SIR WILLIAM J. SOWDEN, K.C.M.G., Adelaide
President Federal and South Australian Wattle Day Leagues
OSBOLDSTONE & CO. PTY. LTD., PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS
TEMPLE COURT PLACE, LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE