[Portrait of Penny children]

W. H. Macey (Firm), Photographer

1875-1920s
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Maker and Role
W. H. Macey (Firm), Photographer
Production Date
1875-1920s
Description
Black and white mounted photograph showing three children, one girl and two boys. The young girl on the left has loose lightly curled shoulder length dark hair. She is dressed in a loose light coloured smock with a frilled collar and cuffs. She is wearing dark coloured leggings and dark laced up shoes. Her left arm is straight down her body. Her right hand is resting on the chair the child is sitting in. The child in the middle is seated on a child sized wooden chair. He has light coloured short curly hair.He is dressed in what looks like a white apron over a white knee length shirt with pointed lace ends. He is wearing white leggings or knee length socks and dark lace up shoes. His right foot is angled downwards with his left foot being flat and higher. Both arms are bent with his hands grasping the arms of the chair. He is leaning forward in the chair. The young boy on the right short straight light coloured hair. He is wearing a light coloured shirt with big buttons and puffy sleeves. He is wearing a dark coloured bow tie. He is wearing black knee length shorts with dark socks ending half way up his shins and dark lace up shoes. His left arm is straight down his body. His right elbow is bent with his hand grasping the top of the chair that the child is sitting in. All three children are looking to the right of the viewer, almost straight on but not quite. There are fur rugs on the floor. Behind the children is a carved, curved, ornate screen probably wood. The panels are all different and are all of different heights. On the right, behind the screen, is a vase with vegetation in it, some of it is spiky and some of it is feathery. On the left side behind the screen is part of a curtain and part of a chandelier.
Physical Description
1 photograph : black and white ; 17 x 11 cm
Signature/Marks
Macey WHM Market Place Blenheim, N.Z. Embossed
1 Ellen Agnes Penny
2 Walter Blaymires Penny
3 Samuel Murray Penny Hand-written
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
Accession No
16-0675
Credit Line
W. H. Macey (Firm). 1875-1920s. [Portrait of Penny children], 16-0675. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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