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Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mary Hood (nee Lye), wife of Archibald Hood. Mary is seated and is wearing a formal dress. An earring, a brooch at her neck, a necklace, a belt and a ring on each finger have been hand tinted gold. Her face and hands have been tinted pink. One arm rests on a table beside her, which also holds a book. The table cloth on the table has been tinted green. The image background appears to have been overpainted. The ambrotype has been broken and the lower portion of it has been either replaced upside down or replaced with painted glass. The ambrotype is surrounded by an oval embossed gold metal matt with an embossed metal edge. The matted portrait is housed in a wooden frame instead of a case.

Mary Lye was born in Martock, Somersetshire, England, and was baptised in 1822. She arrived in New Plymouth aboard the 'William Bryan' with her family in 1842. She met her first husband, Peter Facey Hoskin, aboard the 'William Bryan'. They married shortly after. Mary was involved in the running of Hoskin's general store, which sold groceries, haberdashery and fancy goods. The store was sold to H. J. Honeyfield in 1859 and the remainder of the Hoskin family business moved to larger premises in Victoria House. When war broke out in Taranaki in 1860, Mary was one of the few women to refuse to be evacuated with other women and children to Nelson. Victoria House was comandeered for use in the wars. Hoskin died on 22 October 1860 and Mary married Archibald Hood on 30 January 1862. She continued to contribute to the running of Victoria House, despite the death of Hoskin and the store coming to be known as 'Mr Hood's store' by 1864. Despite having 10 children to Hoskin and two with Hood, she successfully negotiated the demands of both the business and family life. She died in 1902.
Accession No
A62.824

Carte de visite of William Bolland Davies wearing military uniform. Davies is standing in a studio setting with his left hand resting on a podium with a small statue of a child with a dog on it. At Davies' right there is a round table with a tablecloth that has been hand-tinted pale blue and a book on it with a curtain behind. Davies is wearing breeches with boots and a long jacket with a strap across the front and a medal on his left side. The collar and cuffs of his jacket have been hand-tinted red. Daves is also wearing a hat and has a short beard.
Accession No
PHO2013-0104

H.R.H. The Duke of York, accompanied by Archdeacon Evans, greeting New Zealand war veterans at Pukekura Park, March, 1927. Pictured: Mr Meredith, Mr T. Williams, Mr J. Andrews, Mr J. Hislop, Mr C. Greenaway, Mr G. Binnie.
Accession No
A66.502

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 profile head and shoulder photographic portrait depicting an unidentified military officer. He wears a peaked cap, dress jacket, bandolier over his right shoulder and has a small moustache. This is contained in a rectangular frame with an oval window, brown veneer matt, and glazing.
Accession No
A66.314

Name/Title
Photographic print of an unidentified gentleman. He is bearded and dressed in a dark jacket, waistcoat and light coloured pants. He is seated on a wooden chair with his right elbow resting on a table.
Accession No
A66.416

Name/Title
A photographic print of Mrs Coad seated, resting her left arm on a table. She is wearing a high collared black dress with a small cameo brooch at her throat. Her hair is tied in a bun at the nape of her neck. In her left hand she holds a small sprig of flowers.
Accession No
A66.486

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

Name/Title
Head and shoulders portrait of William Hugh Honeyfield (great grandson of Dicky Barrett). He is wearing a waistcoat and jacket with a white shirt and striped tie. There is a chain across his chest with a pendant suspended on it. He is clean shaven and his hair is parted in the middle.
Accession No
A66.466

Name/Title
A photographic print depicting an image of Mary Reed Inch (nee Wheeler). Born: Devonport, England in 1842. At age nineteen she came to New Plymouth with her parents in 1849. Mrs Thomas Inch wears a dark dress with lace fringing, white collar and a brooch at her throat. She also wears earrings and her hair is tied back and parted in the middle.
Accession No
A66.470

Name/Title
Hand coloured photographic print of Mary Jane Billing, wife of Robert Billing. Wedding portrait dated 25th March 1889. Billing is wearing a white dress with a brooch at the neck. She has her hair up and is looking away from the camera.
Accession No
A66.454

Framed memorial photograph distributed by the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries of Private Charles Lawrence Sattler's grave. Sattler was killed in action October 30th, 1916. On the right side is a silver gelatin photograph of Private Sattler's grave which consists of a white wooden cross inscribed with the following details: "In Memory of 157 84 Pte C. L. Sattler 2nd W.I.B. NZEF Killed in Action Oct. 30 1916." "E.Z. 6" in inscribed lower left corner of photograph. On the left side is the official documentation from the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries which provides the following information:
Regiment: 2/Wellington Inf New Zealand;
Position of Grave: Cite' Bonjean Military Cemetary;
Nearest Railway Station: Armentieres.
The number of this particular photograph is 8/14318.
Accession No
A87.216

Framed portrait of Corporal William David Kemp, who was killed in action August 13 1915 at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli. He is wearing military uniform and is seated on a carved wooden chair with his legs crossed. His hat is sitting on a carved wooden table on his right. Kemp has short hair and a moustache. A studio backdrop with a curtain and window is visible in the background. The portrait is contained in a gold mat with an oak frame.
Accession No
A95.682

Framed portrait of an unidentified Royal Naval Air Serviceman in military uniform. The man is seated on a wooden chair and is holding a whip. The background of the photograph has been removed.
Accession No
A96.263

Name/Title
Framed colour photographic print of the H.M.N.Z.S Taranaki at sea. New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki / Egmont and Pouakai Ranges in background. Black frame with glass cover. Brass plaque middle lower frame reads: "H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki / 29 Oct 1973". Unknown photographer. In good condition - although some discolouration is evident around the edges of the photograph on the matting board.
Accession No
A96.265

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

Photograph of the Presentation of Colours to Taranaki Militia and Volunteers by Lady Warre. Large group of Taranaki Militia and volunteers (some mounted) gathered at Poverty Flat(?) with Marsland Hill in the background.There is a drum on the ground in front of a man in the centre of the photograph. Many of the men hold their swords or rifles in front of them. Two men are mounted on the left hand side of the image.
Accession No
PHO2001-18

Name/Title
View of Kawaroa Baths saltwater pool and the surrounding buildings - may be opening day or a swimming carnival, as many spectators are pictured around the pool. Four swimmers are lined up at the end of the pool. A British flag flies from the flagpole at the top of roof's turret.
Accession No
PHO2001-105

Photograph of Te Whiti's house at Parihaka. Te Whiti's whanau stands in front of the house - small children are seated on the ground and various older members stand/sit on the porch, stairs, and in front of the house. The hills of Parihaka can be seen in the background.
Accession No
PHO2001-108

Pupils and teacher of Upper Mangorei School seated outdoors for school photograph. The names of the students are: Back row: ? Nita, Charlie Salisbury, Minie Carrick, Lily Oliver, Hans Hendricksen, Ben Brown, Arthur Oliver, Rose Cowling (teacher), Charlie Brown (standing in front)
Middle row: Mary (May) Wells, Cecil Wells, Johnnie Henrickson, Bertie Oliver, Frank Brown, Laura Brown, Willie Wells
Front row: Sean Carrick, May Oliver (Mrs Geo. Knauf), Norman Coad, Handley Brown, Harry Coad, Bertha Coad.
Accession No
PHO2001-188

View overlooking the Egmont Street, King Street areas. Possibly taken from the Theatre Royal building on Devon Street. Shows Trocadero/Arcadia Hotel (built c.1904), Railway Station, NZ Carrying Co., Grosvenor Hotel (formerly the Commonwealth Hotel, renamed the Grosvenor in 1906), Criterion Stables. Centre building, Hooker Brothers Sample Rooms (still used as such, 1970 for garage). "Paddock to the right used by Mr Saxton Sen. to graze his horse".
Accession No
PHO2001-301

Name/Title
View of J. Treloar's mobile caravan on the road to Awakino with the Awakino tunnel at the rear and Bernard Aris and an unidentified woman sketching on the side of the road during Easter of 1928.
Accession No
PHO2001-349
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