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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
Portrait of an unidentified man wearing a dark suit with a blue tie and a hat. He has a beard.
Accession No
A98.738

Name/Title
Full length portrait of Joseph Campbell. He is wearing a suit and a cap. He is leaning against the back of a chair. Various other studio props are placed around him in the background. Campbell died at age 24.
Accession No
A98.739

Portrait of William Henry Skinner holding a printed piece of paper in his hands. Skinner is seated side on to the camera and is wearing a suit and tie. He is looking away from the camera.
Accession No
A66.163

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

Carte-de-visite of Samuel Joll (1832-1899) seated in a photographic studio with his three sons. One son is seated in Joll's lap while the other two stand on either side of him. Samuel Joll and his sons are all formally dressed. The boys wear matching smocks with light-coloured collars and neck ties. The son on Joll's left hand side is holding a hat. The group are arranged in an elaborate studio setting that includes a painted backdrop of Mount Taranaki, an ornate chair and a curtain.
Accession No
PHO2012-0081

Carte-de-visite of John Joll (1838-1879), his wife Fanny (nee Harrison) and their family. John Joll stands behind his seated wife who has an infant resting in her lap. Two of the couple's young boys stand on either side of their mother and each rests a their mother's shoulders. A third young boy stands beside his mother's left knee.
Accession No
PHO2012-0082

Name/Title
Peter Crawford
Accession No
WD.066240

Name/Title
Young man, Peter Crawford.
Accession No
WD.066242

Woman and infant.
Accession No
WD.066572

Name/Title
Peter Crawford.
Accession No
WD.066241

Name/Title
Joseph and Mary Wooldridge are gathered with their five sons in a grassy area in front of some large trees. Jospeh and Mary are seated infront of their sons, they hold a large framed photographic portrait of a man between them.The framed picture is that of Harry Wooldridge, whom passed tragically in 1906 on a ship SS Valencia, the wreck of 1906. The five sons stand in a row behind their parents and have been identified as, from left to right, Joseph, Eb, Stan, Bert and Ernest. The sons wear flowers in their button holes.
Accession No
PHO2012-0237

Name/Title
Young man wearing suit.
Accession No
WD.066204

Name/Title
James (Jim) Aitken wearing suit and tie.
Accession No
WD.066210

Name/Title
Formal studio photograph of Hone Pihama Te Rei Hanataua (also known as John Beecham). Hone Pihama stands in a studio setting and resting his right hand on a raised pedestal. He wears a dark toned waistcoat, jacket and pants and has a thick beard and moustache.
Accession No
PHO2012-0495

Name/Title
Studio portrait of James Thomas Davis. Davis is seated and is wearing a suit. One arm is raised in a crooked position, but it is not actually resting against the table that can be seen on the left of the image. The table is covered with a tassled table cloth and several flowers are visible in the frame, presumably from a larger vase of flowers sitting on the table. A curtain is visible on the left of the image. The carpet is patterned. In 1883 Davis won £150 in an Auckland Cup sweepstake on a horse named The Poet and donated his winnings to pay for the construction of The Poet's Bridge in Pukekura Park. In 1891 Davis was found drowned under the bridge.
Accession No
PHO2012-0503

Name/Title
Studio portrait of Mrs Agnes Veale (nee Cole), wife of John Veale. Mrs Veale is seated and is holding a young child on her lap. She is wearing a dress and a bonnet. The child is also wearing a dress. A table is visible on the left of the image. It is covered with a tassled table cloth and is supporting a vase of flowers. A curtain is also visible on the left. The carpet is patterned. John and Agnes Veale arrived in New Plymouth aboard the "Hamilla Mitchell" settler ship on 3 February 1854. They were accompanied by a number of their children.
Accession No
PHO2012-0504

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
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