The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

A nun

A nun

Photographed by Hemus and Hanna of Auckland in New Zealand.

The following is a short extract from a much longer report that appeared in a local paper shortly before the studio opened:

'The photographic rooms of Messrs Hemus and Hanna, over Messrs Hewin's grocery store, Queen-street are being fitted up in an elegant and costly style, and when completed, as they will be in the course of a few days, and will be opened on Monday next, they will be second to no other establishment devoted to the profession of the photographic art in the city. [...] The establishment of Messrs Hemus and Hanna possesses every possible convenience, about twelve rooms for printing portraits and other branches of the business and a glass room extending along the roofs of four adjoining houses for convenient sittings; and altogether the glass room is eminently fitted for the arrangement of light and shade and the faithful portraiture of the faces of friends or foes.' [ The Auckland Star, 23 August 1875.]

Code: 125754
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