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Tintype portrait of two children standing on stone steps outside an unidentified building. The boy is wearing a cardigan, trousers and shoes and the girl is wearing a dress with a light colour around the sleeves and collar, stockings and boots. Both children are looking directly at the camera and are not smiling.
Accession No
A96.282

Name/Title
Sketch of the Te Henui River mouth. A building and two figures can be seen in the foreground. A collection of buildings, possibly the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd, are visible in the middleground on the right of the image. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.103

Sketch of the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd near the mouth of the Te Henui River, New Plymouth. The factory is pictured in the centre of the image. The Te Henui River is visible in the foreground. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.110

Sketch of "The Pines", the house of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown, son of Charles Armitage Brown. The house is pictured on a ridge. A river is visible in the foreground. Hills and vegetation in the middleground. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.111

Copy photograph showing the exterior of 'The Kash' menswear store, Devon Street East, New Plymouth. Three men and a boy are standing on the pavement in front of the store. The sign on the awning reads "J.J. LOMAS / "THE KASH" / OUTFITTERS". Various merchandise can be seen in the window of the shop. Photography studio Oakley's Portrait Studios (also known as Oakley Studios) occupies the top of the building. Signage painted on the windows reads: "OAKLEY'S Portrait Studios" and a large sign reading "PHOTOGRAPHERS" is mounted below the windows. 'The Kash' building is currently occupied by Ballentynes (20 Devon Street, New Plymouth).
Accession No
PHO2012-0308

Name/Title
Tintype portrait of young boy sitting on a cushion on a wooden chair. He is wearing a suit with bow tie and shorts, along with stockings and boots. He is also wearing a wide brimmed straw hat. He is looking straight at the camera without a smile on his face.
Accession No
PHO2007-196

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 Mrs Bennet Pascoe Perry (nee Mary Ann Masters). She is seated and is wearing a dress, shawl and bonnet. She holds a book in one hand. On the left of the image a piece of lace fabric rests on a table. Her face and hands have been tinted pink and the fabric around her hands have been tinted pink/purple. Her hair also appears to have been tinted. The portrait is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt and then has been housed in a wooden frame with a metal inner edge. A metal flower with hook is attached to the middle of the wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.802

Name/Title
Framed hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unknown girl. The girl is seated and is looking directly at the camera. She is wearing a dress with a decorated belt and a light coloured collar. She is holding her hands in her lap. She is seated next to a table covered with a patterned table cloth. A vase of flowers sits on the table. A curtain is visible in the background. Hand tinting has been added to the table cloth and flowers. Gold paint has also been added to a brooch at the girl's neck. The portrait is framed by a thick matt that has been painted gold, then housed in an ornate dark wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.815

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

Roy Charters and Rowan Guthrie, wearing military uniform, pictured at Bell Block, New Plymouth. Guthrie is seated on the right and has a pipe in his mouth. Charters is standing next to him with his hands in his pockets. An image of a military aircraft is visible behind them. Both men were posted to the military base in New Plymouth in 1944 and became good friends while they were there. Charters had purchased Arthur Glanville-Clark's studio in 1938, which was run by Charters' wife Shirley during the war. Charters and Guthrie eventually decided to go into business together, Rowan Guthrie buying into the business in circa 1950. Their firm, Charters and Guthrie, became very well known and respected in New Plymouth.
Accession No
PHO2013-0039

Bust portrait of Hamar Humphrey Arden, artist. Arden emigrated on New Zealand on the 'Cresswell' ship from the United Kingdom, arriving in New Plymouth on 25 August 1853. A number of his watercolour paintings are held in Puke Ariki's collection.
Accession No
PHO2013-0041

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
Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young boy. He is seated in a chair next to a table. He is wearing trousers, a jacket with large buttons and a scarf tied in a bow at his neck. He has his head held high so he is looking down his nose at the camera. His hands are in his lap. The portrait is not matted or contained in a case.
Accession No
A96.288

Name/Title
Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mary Ann Proust, wife of John Proust. She is seated in an upholstered chair and has one arm resting on a table covered with a patterned cloth. A book also rests on the table. A curtain is pulled to the side in the background. Proust is wearing a formal dress with a lace collar and cuffs. She is wearing a bonnet with long ribbons that drape down her chest. The brooch at her neck is tinted gold, as are the rings on the hand that rests in her lap. Her cheeks and hands are tinted light pink and the table cloth is tinted green and pink. The portrait is not matted or housed in a case. The black lacquer on the rear of the glass plate has only been painted up to Mrs Proust's neck, turning the upper portion of the image negative when it is not held against something black (see second image).
Accession No
A96.289

Name/Title
Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of four unidentified children. Three children are standing next to the oldest child, who is seated in the centre of the photograph. On the right hand side of the image a chair is standing on the top of a low table. The skin, hair and clothes of the children has been hand tinted.
Accession No
A96.290

Name/Title
Studio ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young woman. She is wearing a formal dress with ribbon tied in a bow both around her neck and in her hair. She is standing next to a small round table and has her hands resting on it. She is holding an object, possibly a branch or a flower. The back of a chair is visible in the lower right hand corner. The woman's cheecks are lightly tinted pink. A dot of gold paint has been added at her neck for a brooch. Part of a three dimensional backdrop is visible on the left of the image. The ambrotype has no case or matting.
Accession No
A96.291

Ambrotype group portrait of James Yems, William Henry Honeyfield, George Lethbridge, N. Reid, John Brooking and Samuel Newell. Yems, Honeyfield and Lethbridge are standing behind Reid, Looney, Brooking and Newell, who are seated. All seven men are wearing suits and hats. Gold paint has been used to draw in fob chains on three of the seven men. The names of the men have been handwritten directly onto the emulsion surface. The ambrotype has no matting or case.
Accession No
A96.292

A collection of three copy photographs of a sketch of the scene of the Whitley massacre, February 13 1868. Image shows the fortifications at Pukearuhe. Image has been hand coloured and retouched adding objects like the ships in the sea and palm trees. Photograph is adhered on card.
Accession No
PHO2005-237

Wood chopping and sawing competition at the Okoki Sports Day, 1911. Part of the Reid Album.
Accession No
PHO2005-246

James Thomason's bullock team pulling cart. Mount Taranaki / Egmont is visible in the background.
Accession No
PHO2005-257

A view of New Plymouth looking towards the port from Marsland Hill, Robe Street / Fulford Street, c.1925.
Accession No
PHO2005-259

A view of Fulford Street looking west from Marsland Hill (New Plymouth), c.1910.
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PHO2005-260

The A.S.V Kommodore Johnsen, last German cadet training ship to enter the New Plymouth harbour before WWII.
Accession No
PHO2006-121
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