• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6026

Robinson, Miss

  • Occupation Professional photographer


Miss Robinson was the manager and proprietor of the Melbourne branch of an American photography firm which operated in the 1860s.


Little is known of Miss Robinson prior to her work at the American photography firm Tuttle & Co’s Melbourne branch, where she employed 25 staff.

The theatrical photograph Nellie Stewart, Ida Osborne and Little Forde in the First Australian Performance of ‘The Mikado’ is attributed to Tuttle & Co, 1886. The three actresses appear dressed in oriental dress, posing as Japanese women. The image has a strong Orientalist quality, drawing from the West’s stereotypical depictions of Asian people that were prevalent during the time.


Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales



  • 1970 - 1970

Published resources

  • Book Section
    • Miss Robinson, Kerr, Joan, 1995
  • Edited Book
    • Heritage : the national women's art book, 500 works by 500 Australian women artists from colonial times to 1955, Kerr, Joan, 1995