Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district

Date
1856 - 1889
By
Harding, William James, 1826-1899; Martin, Alfred, 1846?-1906; Denton, Frank James, 1869-1963
Ref
PA-Group-00380
Description
Landscapes, street scenes and portraits, Wanganui district, taken ca 1860-1890 by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui. Includes portraits of military personnel taken circa 1860s. Includes some photographs taken by Denton. Source of title - Title supplied by Library Other Titles - Harding-Denton Collection William James Harding founded his studio in Wanganui in 1856. In 1889 he sold it to Alfred Martin, who had previously practiced in Christchurch. During his tenure, Harding occasionally hired out his studio to other photographers, and there are images in the 1/4 plate sequence which the Library also holds as cartes-de-visite by the photographers D Thomson and T Tuffin. Alfred Martin sold the business to Frank Denton in 1899. Denton in turn sold out to Mark Lampe around 1930, but retained Harding's negatives, and Martin's 10x8 and 10x12 negatives, himself. Quantity: 6561 b&w original negative(s). Provenance: Purchased from Frank Denton, Wanganui, in 1948. The negatives were made by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui, which operated from 1856 to 1889. The studio passed to Alfred Martin, and then to F J Denton, who retained Harding's negatives after selling the studio to Mark Lampe. Processing information: Archivists notes - Originally arranged and described in 1993. Reference number changed from PAColl-3042 to PA-Group-00380 in 2009. Negatives described at 1/1-000502 to 000582. This batch of negatives appears to comprise some Harding negatives, some copy negatives of Wellington (possibly by Denton), possibly some Martin negatives, and some later Denton negatives that for some reason were not included in the collection sold to Lampe - notes from John Sullivan, Curator 2011.
Additional description
Alternative form available: Prints available at this collection number of the following negatives: 1/4-009448, 009450, 017106, 017109, 017115, 017126, 017135, 017141, 017153, 017154, 017155, 017179, 017181, 017182 and others as yet unidentified but probably from the 1/2-017096 to 017192 sequence. File prints of most negatives are to be found in Turnbull Library Pictures public file.
Access restrictions
Partly restricted material
Format
6561 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Wet collodion negatives, Dry plate negatives, Portraits, Group portraits, Landscape photographs
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Mr Fleming
Date: [between 1856-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Miss Beard
Date: Nov 1886 From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Unidentified woman
Date: [between 1856-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Mrs Wilcox and her baby
Date: Apr 1870 From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Unidentified man
Date: [between 1870-1880] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Rev Charles Henry Sinderby Nicholls
Date: 10 Mar 1875 From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quant...
Mrs Westwood and her son of Foxton
Date: [187-?] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui.Accession register lists the boy as aged 8 Source of descriptive information - Negative r...
Mr Hockington
Date: 1875 From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quant...
Three unidentified children
Date: [between 1856-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Unidentified man
Date: [between 1870-1880] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...