Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives

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Date
1870 - 1900
By
Carnell, Samuel, 1832-1920; Spraggon, Edward G, active 1963
Ref
PA-Group-00468
Description

Photographs of Maori, comprising studio portraits, meeting houses, and assemblages of artifacts, taken in the Napier studio of Samuel Carnell. Most of the photographs relate to Ngati Kahungunu.

This collection covers the period from 1870 until approximately 1900. It consists of 211 quarter plate portrait negatives (made by both the wet plate and the dry plate process), 24 half plate negatives made by the dry plate process, and 22 whole plate landscape negatives made by the dry plate process.

A number of the negatives have dates inscribed on them, from which a dating sequence for the entire collection can be established. The wet plate portrait negatives can be dated to the 1870s. The quarter plate dry plate negatives can be dated to the 1880s. The half plate dry plate negatives can be dated to the 1890s. In these images, retouching begins to be used, and the studio decoration is notably more elaborate.

Arrangement: Negatives catalogued at 1/4-022018 to 022162, 022164 to 022228, 1/2-055334 to 055356, 068049, 078965, 1/1-019372 to 019393

Quantity: 257 b&w original negative(s).

Provenance: Mr Spraggon was the son of Ralph Spraggon and Angelina Maud Spraggon (née Carnell), and the grandson of Samuel Carnell. The negatives had been preserved by the family.

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257 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Portraits, Group portraits
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Renata Tama-Ki-Hikurangi Kawepo
Date: [between 1880 and 1888] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022121-G Description: Renata Te Kawepo. Photographed by Samuel Carnell in the 1880s. This image is reversed. A negative with the correct orientation is at 1/4-022223-G. Quantit...
Wife of Renata Kawepo
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022052-G Description: Carte de visite portrait of woman described as "one of Renata Kawepo's wives" taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Person identified i...
Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district
Date: 23 January 1893 From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022165-G Description: Carte de visite portrait of an unidentified Maori woman, taken on 23 January 1893 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Facial retouching on negative Inscriptions: ...
Maori women from Hawkes Bay district
Date: [Between 1890 and 1900] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/2-055352-G Description: Cabinet card portrait of two Maori women from the Hawkes Bay district, holding a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), taken, probably in the 1890s, by Samuel Carne...
Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district
Date: [Between 1890 and 1900] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/2-055350-G Description: Cabinet card portrait of a Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, with a moko, taken, probably in the 1890s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Dated from use ...
Maori woman and child, Hawkes Bay district
Date: [Between 1890 and 1900] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022193-G Description: Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman and child taken, probably in the 1890s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Dated from use of dry plate process. The pre...
Date: [Between 1890 and 1900] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/2-055354-G Description: View of a kauri tree in the Hawkes Bay Region, taken, probably in the 1890s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Dated from use of dry plate process and cabinet ca...
Group at Pawhakairo
Date: 1869 or 1871 From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022225-G Description: Group at Pawhakairo, Hawkes Bay, taken in 1869 or 1871 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Marginal note on 1/4-022075 (copy negative of same image) indicates orig...
Group at Pawhakairo
Date: 1869 or 1871 From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022169-G Description: Group at Pawhakairo, Hawkes Bay, taken in 1869 or 1871 by an unknown photographer. Copy negative made by Samuel Carnell of Napier, probably in the 1880s. M...
Maori man from Hawkes Bay district
Date: [Between 1880 and 1890] From: Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives Ref: 1/4-022215-G Description: Maori man from Hawkes Bay district, with a moko and wearing a kakahu (cloak), photographed, probably in the 1880s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Dated from C...