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(5 pictures)
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Jessie Poulsen , ca 1885'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Jens Hansen Lundager,Rockhampton, ca. 1885'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Photographer Jens Hansen Lundager, Rockhampton, ca. 1885'
Picture relating to Yandina - titled 'Sommer family in front of their home in Yandina, 1885'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Studio portrait of a young man, Brisbane, ca.1885'

Jessie Poulsen , ca 1885

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1885
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Studio portrait of Jessie Poulsen (nee Hill), the daughter of the Mayor of South Brisbane and the wife of photographer Poul C. Poulsen, founder of Poulsen Studios in Brisbane.
Poul Poulsen was born in Denmark in 1857 and arrived in Sydney in 1876. In 1882, he moved to Queensland and was later joined by his sisters and brothers from Denmark. He opened his own studio at no 7 Queen Street in 1885 and later opened branches, run by his brothers, in other Queensland towns. Poulsen vigorously advertised constant improvements and modernisation in his studio and in the service he provided. His sons and grandson followed in his footsteps.