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: 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.

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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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Portrait of Mary Nathan
Date: [ca 1870-1877] Ref: 1/4-007092-G Description: Portrait of Miss Mary Nathan wearing a floor length dress with bustle. Her hair is dressed in an elaboratly braided beehive style. Photograph taken by Wil...
Unidentified man
Date: [187-?] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-030290-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Unidentified mother and children
Date: [1870-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-007853-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Mrs Welford and her baby
Date: [187-?] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-008582-G 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 Ref: 1/4-007402-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Lizzie Goodson, aged 12
Date: [ca 1870s-1880s] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-008249-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Photograph of William Edmund Morgan, Wanganui district
Date: ca 1860-1880 Ref: 1/4-003794-G Description: Carte de visite portrait of Mr Morgan, Mr Gerse's stepson, taken ca 1860-1880 in the studio of William James Harding of Wanganui Inscriptions: Marginal note...
Mr and Mrs Peterson
Date: [1870-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-008131-G 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: [1870-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-030126-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Mr R C Adams
Date: 1888 From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-004736-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Wanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quant...