POLACK, Isaac



Isaac Polack

born 27 September 1829, George Street, Sydney (1)
son of Abraham Polack and Hannah Bryan (2)
died 4 November 1887 aged 58 years (3)

He was a nephew of Joel Samuel Polack and grandson of Solomon Polack (13), a well-known London Jewish artist. His sister Sarah Polack was married to George Barron Goodman (12), the first professional Australian photographer.

Daguerreotypist in Auckland, New Zealand - May 1848 to August 1848. He visited Otago (or Canterbury) from about 9 October 1850 to December 1850. It is not known if he was working as a daguerreotypists on this second visit to New Zealand.




DAGUERREOTYPE.
MB. G. B. GOODMAN (George Barron Goodman) returns his thanks to the public for the very liberal patronage he has received during the last five years in the above art, and begs to inform them that being engaged in other pursuits he has sold all his interest in the above to Mr. Isaac Polack, who, having for the last three years had all the practice part under his entire management, Mr. G. B. G. can guarantee that he will, in every branch of the art, be as fully competent as himself to carry on the
DAGUERREOTYPE,
321, Castlereagh-street North.

Mr I. POLACK begs to inform the public, that having engaged the same premises formerly occupied by Mr. G. B. Goodman, will continue the above Art.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 9 June 1847, page 1


DAGUERREOTYPE.- MR. J. POLACK continues to take likenesses on the premises lately occupied by Mr. Goodman, Castlereagh-street, 321, North.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 24 July 1847, page 1


Daguerreotype.
Positively the Last Month of the Daguerreotype.
MR. J. POLACK begs to apprise the public that, as he is going to leave the colony in a month, he has reduced his price to one guinea, including case or frame.
Parties desirous of having their likenesses taken, had better avail themselves of the present and only opportunity.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thursday 19 August 1847, page 1


DAGUERREOTYPE.- MR. J. Polack begs to inform the public that he intends remaining in Sydney three months, during which time he will carry on the Daguerreotype at No. 49, Hunter-street, nearly opposite the Union Bank. Price of each portrait one guinea, including a handsome morocco case.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Monday 4 October 1847, page 1
This notice continued until about 16 March 1848.



Isaac Polack departed Sydney on 3 April 1848 on the ship "Hyderabad" and arrived in Auckland on 17 April 1848. (4)


This notice incorrectly shows "S" as Isaac Polack's initial.
Daily Southern Cross
, Volume 3, Issue 151, 13 May 1848, Page 1

A notice in the New Zealander newspaper also on 13 May shows Polack's name as J. Polack. (5)



Daily Southern Cross, Volume 4, Issue 163, 5 August 1848, Page 1


He returned to Sydney on the schooner "Deborah" which sailed on 17 August 1848 and arrived in Sydney on 12 September 1848. (6)


DAGUERREOTYPE.
Mr. J. POLACK having returned to Sydney, will resume the above at his Residence, 49, Hunter-street, opposite Messrs. Flower, Salting, and Co.'s.
Portraits, £1 Is. each, (including case.)
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 3 March 1849, page 1

COLOURED DAGUERREOTYPE DRAWINGS.
MR. I. POLACK begs to apprise the public he will recommence the Daguerreotype on Monday, 1st July, with new back grounds, &c. He will insure to those who may favour him with their patronage, a perfect likeness. Portraits 12s.6d. and 17s.6d. each, including a handsome morocco case.
Address, first floor at Mr. Sneil's, Tailor, Bridge-street.
Hours of attendance from ten till three.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 29 June 1850, page 1


On 29 August 1850 he departed Sydney on the barque Santipore for Port Cooper (Lyttelton) via Twofold Bay. (7)

The Santipore arrived in Otago from Twofold Bay on 9 October 1850 (8) and travelled on to Wellington arriving there on 5 November 1850 (9). There is no indication the Santipore visited Port Cooper. "J. Polack" arrived in Wellington on the schooner Eliza on 7 December 1850 this vessel sailed from Hobart Town via Otago. He sailed again on 15 December 1850 from Wellington on the brigantine William Alfred (10) and arrived in Sydney on 29 December 1850 (11).
[it should be noted that these vessels may have stopped at other ports not shown in these newspaper accounts]

COLOURED DAGUERREOTYPE
PORTRAITS.
MR. I. POLACK begs to apprise the public he has recommenced the above art, at No. 49, Hunter-street, opposite Messrs. Flower, Salting, and Co's. Portraits 12s. 6d. and one guinea each, including a handsome morocco case.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thursday 24 July 1851, page 1


Something "New Under the Sun." We know a recent instance in which Mr Polack so admirably drew the Photographic portrait of a beautiful lady, that, strange as it may appear, her husband absolutely preferred it to the original.
Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW), Saturday 25 October 1851, page 3



POLACK.— November 4, Isaac Polack, youngest son of the late Abraham Polack, Esq., and beloved brother of Mrs. Sarah Arnold, of Sydney, and Solomon W. Polack, of Melbourne, aged 58 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 8 November 1887, page 1

Daguerrotype of Ralph Keesing
(1) The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 29 September 1829 page 3
(2) Our Family Genealogy Pages - Isaac Polack
(3)
The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 8 November 1887, page 1
(4) The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tuesday 4 April 1848, page 2 and New Zealander, Volume 3, Issue 198, 22 April 1848, Page 2
(5) New Zealander, Volume 3, Issue 204, 13 May 1848, Page 1
(6) Daily Southern Cross, Volume 4, Issue 165, 19 August 1848, Page 2 (as Polack) and The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 13 September 1848, page 2 (as Polock).
(7) The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wednesday 28 August 1850, page 2 and The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Friday 30 August 1850, page 2.
August 27.- Santipore, barque, 516 tons, Captain Robinson, for Port Cooper via Twofold Bay. Passengers - Mr. Isaac Polack, Mr. William Griffiths Jones, and eight stockmen.
(8) The barque
Santipore, from Twofold Bay direct, arrived, here on the 9th instant (9 October 1850), having on board 300 head of cattle and 14 horses ... — Otago News, October 12.
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 548, 2 November 1850, Page 2
(9) The barque
Santipore arrived in Wellington from Otago on 5 November 1850 with two passengers, Mr. D. Jones and Robert Napier.
Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 529, 6 November 1850, Page 2
The barque Santipore arrived on Monday (in Wellington), from Otago, after a passage six days. She has conveyed a cargo of stock from Twofold Bay to Otago, had a quick run of nine days, and landed 220 head of cattle.
Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 529, 6 November 1850, Page 2
(10) Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 540, 14 December 1850, Page 2 (as J. Polack) and
Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 541, 18 December 1850, Page 2.
(11) Empire (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 4 January 1851, page 2.
December 29.- William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, from Wellington the 13th December. Passengers - Mr. J. E. Scott, Mr. John Paterson, Mr. William Bishop, Mr. Isaac Polack, and Mr. Thomas Bennett.
(12) MARRIED, On the 4th inst., at the residence of her father, Charlotte-place, by Mr. Isaacs, Reader of the Synagogue, Miss Sarah Polack, to Mr George Barron Goodman, third son of A. Goodman, Esq., of Nottingham Terrace, Regent's Park, London. The Australian (Sydney, NSW), Friday 6 January 1843, page 3.

DAGUERREOTYPE. - Yesterday, Mr. Goodman opened for the first time to the public, his gallery for taking portraits according to the invention which has recently created such an extraordinary sensation in England and France. The spot selected by Mr Goodman for his operations is on the leads of the Royal Hotel, where his laboratory has been constructed. We have seen many of the portraits which issued from the laboratory during the week before it was opened to the public, and must certainly acknowledge that the accounts in English newspapers have not been at all exaggerated. The lifenesses are indeed exact, and the sitter is only kept in suspense about half a minute after which a very few minute suffice to the polishing up. and framing the minature. Mr. Goodman has completed some sixty or seventy of these minatures since his apparatus has been in order at the Royal Hotel, and specimens may be seen of many persons well known about the city, which will satisfy any of the incredulous as to the efficiency of the operation. The charge is extremely moderate - a portrait, frame, and case, being less than the cost of a new hat, or a box at the theatre. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tuesday 13 December 1842, page 2.

DIED.On the 2nd of June last (1851), in Paris, after a few days' illness, Mr. George Goodman, late of this city, much respected by all who knew him ; leaving a large family circle in England to deplore their loss. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 18 October 1851, page 4.

MARRIED, by special license, on Thursday, the 18th (December 1851) instant, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, Mr. Claude Grant Arnold, to Sarah, relict of the late Mr. George B. Goodman, formerly of this city.
Empire (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 20 December 1851, page 2. (Claude Grant Arnold was the son of the Assistant Commissionary-General, Thomas Arnold who died 10 June 1872 aged 73 years. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 13 July 1872, page 7.)

At St. George's, Hanover-square, London, on the 29th June (1842), John Levy Roberts, Esq., of Sydney, to Minna Cecilia, youngest daughter of A. Goodman, Esq., of Nottingham Terrace, Regent's Park. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Friday 25 November 1842, page 3.


(13) Solomon Polack was born in the Hague, in 1757. He worked in England and Dublin, probably before 1790. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1790-1835. Polack died the 30 August, 1839. Miniatures by Polack are included in the collection of the Victoria & Museum, London.




1 comment:

brisphoto said...

This is Isaac Polack and his brother Joel Samuel Polack. They were brothers in law of George Barron Goodman, the first professional Australian photographer. Cheers! Marcel, Brisbane, Australia