Carl Walter Frankel Collection

PHS is the fortunate recipient of a number of photographic collections and has received a donation from Louise Herzberg and Peter Trankels of some hundreds of photographs (and negatives) of the Snowy Mountains taken by their father. The images, some of which date back to as early as the 1930s, include Kiandra, Alpine Hut, Charlottes Pass, Hotel Kosciusko, Guthega, Smiggin Holes, Mt Franklin, Yarrangobilly, Perisher Valley, Bett’s Camp, Sawpit Creek, Mt Kosciusko and the Main Range. Louise and Peter are the children of Carl and Alma Frankel. Louise, who lives in Toronto, Canada, has documented the collection and we are very grateful that she and her brother considered the PHS a suitable recipient for these treasures. The gift is in memory of their father and is to be known as ‘The Carl Walter Frankel Collection’. Interestingly, Peter had his surname changed from Frankel to Trankels which is how it was once spelled in Latvian.