Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives

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Date
[ca 1948-1984]
By
Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010
Ref
PA-Group-00381
Description

Photographs taken by John Ashton for Te Ao Hou, New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Players, National Art Gallery, and various architectural and portrait commissions, ca 1948-1954, and 1960 onwards.

Includes negative registers and job lists created by Ashton for his photography business.

Source of title - Title supplied by Library.

Arrangement: The collection was chronologically arranged by Ashton by year. This arrangement has been retained by the Library.

American born photographer John Hammond Ashton resided in New Zealand between 1948 and 1954. He permanently moved to New Zealand in 1960 to live and work in Wellington.

Quantity: 18500 b&w original negative(s) approximately 4400 35mm negative strips, 7600 120 negative strips, 6500 4x5 inch negatives. 1 folder(s) containing two photocopied lists and six notebooks.

Physical Description: Film negatives; manilla folder of lists; and small notebooks

Finding Aids: A finding aid for this collection has been created by staff. Library reference numbers assigned to negatives have been annotated on a copy of the job lists created by Ashton for his business. The finding aid is kept in the Photograph Archive working tools library and is available on request..

Processing information: Originally arranged and described in 2002 as 22 PAColl records which represent the photographer's original organisation of negatives by year. The negatives are stored in order of Library reference number assigned to that negative format.

The negatives themselves have not been fully described. Access to the images can be made via the staff finding aid.

The collection reference number changed from PAColl-7208 to PA-Group-00381 in 2009.

Additional description

Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Access restrictions
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Format
18500 b&w original negative(s) approximately 4400 35mm negative strips, 7600 120 negative strips, 6500 4x5 inch negatives, 1 folder(s) containing two photocopied lists and six notebooks, Photographs, Portraits, Film negatives; manilla folder of lists; and small notebooks
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There are 525 items in total.
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Date: 1961 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives By: Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964 Ref: PAColl-7208-03-26 Description: Photographs of A E Pack - E M Taylor mural at National Art Gallery, Wellington, taken in 1961 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-199385 to 199387...
Date: 1961 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-03-34 Description: Photographs of Grand Opera House, taken for Raymond Boyce in 1961 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 35mm-38612 to 38618 Quantity: 7 b&w original ne...
Date: 1961 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-03-68 Description: Photographs of a steam pan at Wellington Hospital, taken for J Mercer & Sons in 1961 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-199574 to 199578 Quantit...
House designed by E A Plischke for H G Lang, Hatton Street, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1962 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: 1/2-199941-F Description: Exterior of the house designed by Ernst Anton Plischke for Henry George Lang, Hatton Street, Karori, Wellington. Photograph taken in 1962 by John Ashton. So...
Date: 1961 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-03-21 Description: Portraits of Tim Elliott, taken in 1961 for the New Zealand Theatre Company by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-199356 to 199367 Quantity: 12 b&w...
Date: 1961 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-03-59 Description: Photographs of designs for New Zealand Ballet Company's production of "Paganini", taken in 1961 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-199533 to 1995...
Date: 1950s From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-03-04 Description: Photographs of Ernest Mervyn Taylor, taken in the 1950s by John Ashton. Other Titles - Old negs originally numbered #593 Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-1991...
Date: 1962 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-04-29 Description: Photographs of dancers Kirsten Ralov and Fredbjorn Bjornsson, taken for New Zealand Ballet Company in 1962 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-199...
Edith Campion
Date: [ca 1954] From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: JA-578-03 Description: Photograph of Edith Campion taken ca 1954 by John Ashton of Wellington. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negativ...
Date: 1963 From: Ashton, John Hammond, 1917-2010 :Negatives Ref: PAColl-7208-05-52 Description: Photographs of a grill and deep fry unit, taken for J Mercer & Sons in 1963 by John Ashton. Arrangement: Negatives at 1/2-200402 to 200406 Quantity: 5 b&w ...