During my time as intern at Te Papa, I have been working to try to discover the identities of the sitters who appear in a collection of photographic portraits held in the museum’s collection.  The portraits depict soldiers who had their photographs taken at the studio of Berry & Co.Read more

Former home of Roy Houchen and his mother, 94 Constable Street, as it looks today. Photo: Kiera Gould, 2011.

During my internship with the Te Papa History Team, I have been working to try to identify the sitters who appear in a number of photographic portraits which are held in the museum’s collection.  Using military personnel files, databases and online resources I have tried to discover more information aboutRead more

As an intern with the History Department at Te Papa, I have been given the challenging task of researching the sitters who appear in a number of photographic portraits held in the collection. Looking closely at some of the pictures, it seems that the images contained on the museum’s glassRead more

As an intern with the History Department at Te Papa, I have been given the challenging task of researching the sitters who appear in a number of photographic portraits held in the collection. Read more about the Berry & Co. collection My task is to try to identify the soldiersRead more

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All we know about him is a name written on a glass negative: ‘Hart’.  Ever since I first saw him I have kept his photograph on my wall.  He has been the inspiration for many hours of image research for the World War I film that screens in Te Papa’s C20th history exhibition, Slice of Heaven.   Using silent archiveRead more