Sunday, July 5, 2020

When was the earliest Maori photographic portrait taken?

Originally the earliest Maori photographic portrait was thought to be that of Caroline and Sarah Barrett taken ca. 1853.Ref: A71.462.

A recent finding has now revealed an earlier portrait - that of Hemi Pomara taken in 1846 by Antoine Claudet. The hand tinted daguerreotype portrait of Hemi was taken in London (Hemi was taken to Britain in the 1840s). This portrait is in the National Library of Australia's collection and was identified by Elisa deCourcy and Martyn Jolly as part of their research for their forthcoming publication Empire, Early Photography and Spectacle: the global career of showman daguerreotypist J.W. Newland (Routledge, November 2020). See their article in the Conversation

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Carterworks Level 3 COVID-19 update

We are open for contact less delivery and collection of items. Alternatively you can sent items via google mail or through WeTransfer. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Carterworks COVID-19 Update - we are here!

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well at home over this period.  We are here to take inquires - phone calls, emails, and digital files via our website, WeTransfer and Dropbox.   (We cannot meet in person, send out or collect physical items at this stage, but can accept electronic items)

As our business is home based we are continuing to work on a number of digitization projects and restorations which can be electronically delivered. When the lockdown period is over we can then deliver any physical copies of items.

Keep well and safe !