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Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified man. He is seated and is wearing a suit with a scarf/tie. Two specks of gold paint have been added to the scarf/tie and his shirt. The portrait is framed by a gold metal matt with an oval window. An embossed metal frame surrounds the matt. The portrait is contained within a leather-bound case, possibly removed from a lidded case. A metal ring is attached to the top of the case.
Accession No
PHO2010-0747

Name/Title
Ambrotype studio portrait of Simeon Howell. Howell is seated in a chair next to a table. He holds a book or document in both of his hands. He is wearing a suit with a waistcoat, shirt and cravat. A tie pin and watch chain have been hand painted onto the photograph in gold paint. The ambrotype is framed with an embossed gold metal matt with patterned metal edging. The photograph is housed in a plain leather case. The lid of the case is lined with orange embossed velvet. A hook clasp is mounted on the left hand side of the case. Simeon Howell and his wife Elizabeth Howell (nee Jennings) arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, in December 1840 aboard the "London", along with other New Zealand Company settlers. They arrived in New Plymouth aboard the "Brougham" on 10 May 1842.
Accession No
PHO2009-342

Name/Title
Mr Henry Revell, a passenger on the William Bryan.
Accession No
PHO2011-0824

Name/Title
Mr William Revell, a passenger on the William Bryan.
Accession No
PHO2011-0825

Name/Title
Mr Charles Revell, a passenger on the William Bryan in 1841.
Accession No
PHO2011-0826

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Bennet Pascoe Perry. Perry is seated and is resting one arm on a table covered with a patterned cloth. His other hand rests on his leg. He is wearing a suit with a bow tie. His face and hands are tinted pink. The table cloth is also tinted. Damage has occured to the surface of the ambrotype - the photograph appears to have been touched up by hand as a result of the damage. The portrait is framed by a plain gold metal matt and is housed in a plain wooden frame with metal edging around the frame's window. A flower hook has been attached to the upper edge of the frame.
Accession No
A62.801

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman and child. The woman is seated and the child is seated next to her on a table. The woman is looking at her child while the child is looking at the camera. The woman is wearing a jacket and bonnet. The child is wearing a skirt, a jacket and a hat. The woman's ribbon bonnet has been hand tinted green, the child's skirt pink and both have pink tinted cheeks. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt with embossed metal edging and is contained within a maroon/brown plain leather case with gold paint around the edge. The case appears to have not included a lid.
Accession No
A62.808

Ambrotype portrait of the Reverend Henry Hanson Turton. Turton is pictured looking directly at the camera. One hand is tucked into his jacket. He is wearing a clerical collar. It appears a portion of the image may have been wiped away. The portrait is framed by an oval gold metal matt with an embossed metal edging, which is housed in a brown/maroon embossed leather case. The lid of the case is missing. Two hook clasps are mounted on the left hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.810

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of three men seated at a table. The man pictured with a pipe in his mouth on the left of the image is thought to be Sam Oliver. The two other men are unidentified. All three men are wearing suits. The two unidentified men are wearing bow ties that have been tinted blue. The man on the right of the image has had his fob chain, ring and hat tinted with gold paint. Sam Oliver and the man in the centre are holding glasses. A decanter and another glass sit on the table along with an unidentified object. The faces and hands of the men have been very lightly tinted pink. They are posed against an elaborately painted backdrop featuring a path through trees. The portrait is framed by an embossed gold metal matt with patterned metal edging, which is then contained within an ornately carved dark wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.816

Name/Title
Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified man dressed in a waistcoat and shirt with a tie. There is gold hand tinting at the top of his tie. He is holding unidentified objects in both hands. One arm is resting on a table. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt and patterned metal edging and is contained within a brown embossed leather case without a lid. A single clasp is mounted on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.818

Name/Title
Four photographic images of unidentified sitters. Framed in a rectangular oak frame.
1. A Maori gentleman standing wearing a white fedora, white shirt and tie with suit and waistcoat. He has a fob chain and wears a flower in his lapel. His right hand rests on the back of a chair.
2. Two soldiers are seated on a bench with legs crossed and hands clasped at knees. They wear dress uniform and peaked caps.
3. A head and shoulders portrait of a Maori lady with shortish hair. She wears a dress with a bow at the neck and buttons on the front.
4. A Maori lady and gentleman. The man is standing with his left hand on a chair. He is wearing a dark suit with waistcoat, white shirt, tie and fob chain. There is a flower in his buttonhole. His hat rests at his feet on Maori cloaks. The woman is seated in a chair and is the same sitter that features in the third photograph.
Accession No
A66.257

Name/Title
A hand coloured photographic print of Robert Billing, husband of Mary Jane Billing (nee Hope) and son of William Billing and Eliza Billing (nee Peardon). Wedding portrait dated 25th March 1889. Billing is wearing a suit with a shirt and tie. He has a handkerchief in his jacket pocket.
Accession No
A66.453

Ambrotype portrait of unidentified women and child. One woman is standing and is resting her hand on the shoulder of a seated woman who is holding a child on her lap. The two women are wearing dark coloured formal dresses and bonnets. The child is also wearing a dress. The standing woman's cheeks are faintly tinted pink and the seated woman's scarf is also tinted pink. The group are photographed against a plain hung backdrop and a wooden object is pictured leaning against the backdrop on the left of the image. The ambrotype has no matting or case.
Accession No
A96.286

Name/Title
Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unidentified man. He is seated and has one arm resting on the back of the chair. His other hand rests on his leg. He is wearing a suit. A fob chain at his waist has been tinted gold and his tie tinted blue. Pink tinting has been added to his cheeks and hands. A curtain is visible on the left of the image. The portrait is not matted or contained in a case.
Accession No
A96.287

Name/Title
Interior view of a man standing at a bench with large books, he is wearing a white work apron.
Accession No
PHO2001-568

Portrait of the Reverend John Whiteley. The photograph is a copy of an original. Whiteley is seated in a wooden chair. His left hand is resting on a book that is on a table. His right hand rests on his thigh. He is dressed in a suit. The edges of the portrait fade into the mount/background.
Accession No
PHO2002-736

William Cowling and family in the garden of their home, "Hurdon", Westown, New Plymouth. Property purchased by Cowling from Simon Andrews in 1866; demolished 1960.
Accession No
PHO2004-211

Name/Title
Hand coloured photographic print of a bearded man wearing a dark suit. He is balding on top.
Accession No
A66.448

Name/Title
Warren children at the Oakura Sawmill, 1967. Phillip Warren leans against the bonnet of a car, Shane Warren stands behind the open left door of this vehicle, and a young Suzanne Warren is to the right of the scene.
Accession No
PHO2007-006

Name/Title
Les and Emmie Fraser (nee Fuller) with family including five children; Mona Esme, Iris Edith, Walter Leslie, Raymond Grey, Ian Hamilton. The older woman may be Mary Julia Fuller. The family are pictured with a cart being pulled by a horse and containing domesticware.
Accession No
PHO2007-013

Name/Title
Heavily handtinted photographic portrait of Thomas William Cook. Cook is wearing a dark suit and a narrow tie. He has receding black hair, a heavy black beard and a moustache. Cook was killed at Port Taranaki on a surfboat.
Accession No
A66.222

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mrs John H. Bentley and daughter. Mrs Bentley is seated with her child sitting on her lap. She has one elbow resting on a table covered with a patterned table cloth. Both Mrs Bentley and the child are not looking directly at the camera. The child's dress has been tinted pink and her hair tinted yellow. The table cloth has also been tinted. The ambrotype has no matting or case.
Accession No
A83.746

Name/Title
Carte-de-visite studio portrait of Rachel Mace, wife of Captain Frank Mace, and baby. Mace is seated on a chair with her dress displayed in front of her. She is holding the baby on her lap. There is a pedestal in the background on which a large vase is sitting. A curtain rests on the edge of the pedestal.
Accession No
PHO2007-033

An oval gold coloured pendant without its hinged lid. The back is ornately decorated in scroll work and it has a half moon hinged handle with a long brown chord attached. It contains a bust ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young man. The man is wearing a suit and tie. His cheeks are tinted pink and gold paint has been applied to a pin at his neck. He has coiffured hair.
Accession No
A73.258

Name/Title
Copy negative of original portrait of Joseph Gibbs, Mayor of Inglewood from 1931-38. Gibbs is shown in an oval-shaped portrait bust format. He is wearing a light-toned overcoat with a jacket, waistcoat, shirt and tie underneath. He is also wearing a dark wide-brimmed hat. There are other people just visible in the background.
Accession No
PHO2015-0138
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