American Photographic Studio - Lovewell, Wing & Co.
This studio was in business in Dunedin in June 1880 at 60 Princes Street under the name of the "New Gallery American Studio." They offered:
25 Exquisite Little Gems for 2s, 6d
12 Double Gems for 4s
12 Sunbeams for 6s.
They also had available, cards, cabinets and large pictures. They recommended the people of Dunedin call and see the latest novelties in photography, made only by Lovewell, Wing & Co.'s permanent lightening process. Pictures would be made and finished in ten minutes. - New Zealand Tablet, Volume VII, issue 373, 11 June 1880, page 22
After finishing in Dunedin they moved to Grey Street, Auckland opening the "American Photographic Studio' on 9 February 1881. They appear to have previously been in business in Auckland as their advert in the Observer dated 12 February indicates they were returning to Auckland.
In March 1881 they were in Timaru, the local newspaper announced:
Photography. — Messrs Lovewell, Wing and Co., photographers, whose places of business are to be found in the United States, Australia, and in Auckland, have opened a shop in George Street, Timaru. They profess to take good, clear, brilliant pictures, and judging by the beautiful specimen work on exhibition in their window, they have every title to the claim. An advertisement particularising their work will be found in our present issue which will repay perusal. Their studio in Timaru was located in George Street, near the railway station. They operated here until about August 1881 before briefly moving on to Christchurch. The Timaru premises were taken over by the photographer H. Coxhead who after extensive alternations opened for business on 1 September 1881. - Timaru Herald, volume XXXV, Issue 2166, 1 September 1881, page 2
In an advert in The Star newspaper of 16 November 1881, Lovewell, Wing & Co. announced that the American Photographic Studio would close for business on Thursday 1 December 1881. They had their photographic "outfit" for sale for 25 pounds and advised that 1,000 pounds could be earned with this camera equipment at the New Zealand International Exhibition that would be held in Christchurch in March 1882.
After New Zealand they opened a temporary studio in Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia - The West Australian 10 January 1882 page 4.
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