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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

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
An ambrotype of an unidentified seated female resting her left arm on a side table. She holds a parasol in her lap and is wearing a lace bonnet tied with a large bow underneath her chin. Her hair is parted in the middle with ringlets framing her face. Contained in a leather case with gold metal matt. The matt has an oval window.
Accession No
A97.531

Name/Title
An ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young boy seated on a side table. He wears a bow tie at the neck, jacket, long shorts and knee length socks. The portrait is contained in an embossed metal matt with an oval window and embossed metal edging, which has then been inserted into a black wooden frame with gold detailing.
Accession No
A97.532

Name/Title
Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman. She is seated and has her hands clasped in her lap. She is holding a piece of fabric, possibly a handkerchief. She wears a long gown with a lace collar and a brooch at her throat. Her hair is parted in the middle and falls in ringlets at the side of her face. She wears a lace head piece. Gold hand tinting is apparent on the buttons of her gown, cameo and wedding band. Pink hand tinting has been added to her hands, cheeks and head piece. The portrait is contained in a plain gold metal matt with embossed metal trim inside a maroon leather case with velvet edging. The lid of the case is missing. Double clasps are mounted on the left hand side of the case base.
Accession No
A97.533

Carte-de-visite of Lieutenant Thomas H. Tragett of the 57th Regiment. Tragett is dressed in military uniform. He is holding his sword with his right hand and his left hand rests on a covered table. Tragett's hat rests ontop of the table, along with a white object. Lieut. Thomas Tragett of the 57th Regiment, killed in action at Oakura 4 May 1863
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PHO2001-113

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

Name/Title
Interior view of a man standing at a bench with large books, he is wearing a white work apron.
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PHO2001-568

Interior view of a woman seated in an armchair in a sitting room or lounge room. Furnishings and photographs heavily decorate the room.
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PHO2001-573

Portrait of Robert Wallath, known as The Highwayman, taken in the New Plymouth gaol after his arrest on 20 July 1893 for trying to rob the Criterion Hotel.
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PHO2002-1009

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of a Māori man, possibly Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitaake. The subject is dressed in a suit. He is seated with his right hand in his pocket. He rests his left hand on a small round table and holds a cane/stick in his hand. There is a vase of flowers on the table. This copy was made from an original photograph found in 1932 by E. C. Jones in an album belonging to Lieutenant William Johnson of New Plymouth. [see research notes for more information regarding identification as 'possibly' Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitaake]
Accession No
PHO2002-442

Name/Title
Portrait of Charles Messenger, Taranaki Volunteers guide at the Battle of Waireka
Accession No
PHO2002-646

Studio portrait of Captain William Newland who was at Te Ngutu o te Manu when Von Tempsky was killed. Newland is dressed in military uniform. He is holding a cane and his gloves in his right hand. His right elbow rests on a round table to his right. His left hand is on his thigh. There is a curtain in the background on the right hand side of the image. The photograph is oval shaped and the mount is green with a cream coloured matte. The image has been heavily retouched on the right side.
Accession No
PHO2002-662

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

Name/Title
William H. Broome, founder of Swanndri, Devon Street, New Plymouth, 1940s
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PHO2003-1148

Lister family posing in vegetable garden outside thatched cottage. Inscription reads "Myself [Thomas Potter Lister], Mrs Lister, Baby Arthur - 4 months, Mary Cecily - 2 years, Edgar Potter - 7 years".
Thomas Potter Lister (1842-1927) had married Elizabeth Anne Howell (1848-1935) in New Plymouth in 1866.
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PHO2004-185

Portrait of Sir Harry Albert Atkinson (arrived New Plymouth aboard "Sir Edward Paget", 16 August 1853)
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PHO2004-186

Name/Title
Carte de visite portrait of James Minns, drummer; photographed in studio with drum bearing royal crest. Inscription on reverse: "James Minns - Drummer in either '65 or '66 Taranaki Maori War"
Accession No
PHO2004-189

Carte de visite portrait of Captain Charles Stapp of the Taranaki Militia. Stapp is dressed in military uniform. He is holding his sword in his right hand and resting it on the forearm of his left arm. There is a leather chair on the left side of the image and his cap rests on the chair. On the same side of the image is an arched window with a view to a house and some greenery. There is a curtain on the right side of the image.
Accession No
PHO2004-190

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.
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PHO2004-211

View of Thomas Potter Lister's thatched cottage at Pukearuhe Armed Constabulary Station. Shows men milking cow, with horse and dog.
Accession No
PHO2004-212
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