Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.)

Photographic Studio, Wellington. On Cuba Street, opposite Te Aro House. A photography business of this name on Cuba Street was in existence circa 1916. The business logo can be seen in embossing on photograph PAColl-6304-51 dated circa 1923.

The business was bought by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew (1879?-1964) circa 1920 who appointed Francis Thompson (1895-1977) as manager. Thompson bought the studio in Oct 1936, and circa 1940 his son, Frank Thompson (1923-2001) entered the business.

The studio took official photographs of the All Blacks for nearly 50 years.

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Date: 1925 By: Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: PAColl-D-1553 Description: Photographic group portrait by Crown Studios, Wellington. Subjects not identified. Title transcribed from item. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print...
Date: 1929 By: St. James Presbyterian Church (Newtown, Wellington, N.Z.); Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: PAColl-10308 Description: Photographic group portrait of the 1929 session of the St James' Presbyterian Church in Newtown, Wellington, taken by Crown Studios. Shows 18 men: Back row: ...
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Date: 1932 - 1969 By: Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.); Wood, Geoffrey Cameron, 1920-1995; Andrew, Earle William, 1909-1986 Ref: PAColl-9954 Description: Photographs collected by Peter Zwartz relating to his musical career as a conductor. Includes: 1932: Signed and mounted photograph of performers gathered aro...
Date: 21 March 1969 From: Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1969/1209-F Description: Mr Frank Thompson, holding a half-plate Graflex camera, and standing in his lounge in Karori, Wellington, at the time of his retirement. Some of the team por...
Date: 1922, Aug 1927, 1927 By: Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.); Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962; Lewis, John E, active 1922-1935; Vinsen, William Henry, 1876-1962 Ref: PAColl-10323-1 Description: Four studio group portraits relating to New Zealand men's hockey teams, taken by Crown Studios, Frederick Jones, John Lewis, and William Henry Vinsen in 1922...
Date: 1920, 1923, 1925 By: Ajax Studio; Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.); Sidney Riley Studios Ref: PAColl-10323-2 Description: Three formal studio portraits relating to New Zealand men's hockey teams, taken in 1920, 1923, and 1925 by Ajax Studio, Crown Studios, and Sidney Riley Studi...
Date: 1914-1949 By: Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.); Jauncey, Philip Henry, 1902-1982; S P Andrew Ltd Ref: PAColl-10138-3 Description: Comprises black and white prints relating to Sybil Edith Anton (nee Nimmo) and the Nimmo family. Most images feature Sybil. Contains formal studio portraits ...
Date: 1930; undated By: Crown Studios (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: PAColl-10502 Description: Three mounted photographic prints, including one taken by The Crown Studios in 1930, and other undated, by photographers unknown. - View over Wellington Harb...
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