R. Smith / Smith
New American Portrait Gallery
(note: the connection between R. Smith of Lichfield Street and Mr. Smith of Ferry Road has not been established however it is possible they are the same person.)

Lyttelton Times, Volume XIII, Issue 772, 31 March 1860 
Two months before R. Smith opened his New American Portrait Gallery photographic equipment was advertised for sale in the Lyttelton Times.

Lyttelton Times, Volume XIII, Issue 790, 6 June 1860, Page 2
 (this notice first appeared in the Lyttelton Times on 26 May 1860, Page 5 and continued to 9 June 1860)

We have recently had our attention called to a series of photographic prints, manipulated by Mr. Smith of Ferry Road, Christchurch; they comprise views of Lyttelton and Christchurch, stereoscopic views of local scenes, portraits, &c, and we have no hesitation in saying that they are highly creditable to the artist, and will well repay the trouble of inspection. One picture — a view of Mr. Gould's residence — is quite a gem in its way, presenting a crispness of outline and a chiaro-oscuro which we have never seen excelled in any photograph.

Lyttelton Times, Volume XVII, Issue 982, 9 April 1862, Page 4
 [Mr Smith of Ferry Road may be the same Smith shown at High Street in 1863.]

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1863
Photographic Artists
- Smith, High Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1864
Photographic Artists
not shown

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1865
Photographic Artists
Mrs R. Smith, High Street
R. Smith

Joan Woodward, A Canterbury Album (1987), p. 141
Christchurch 1861-63
Mrs R. Smith

Joan Woodward, A Canterbury Album (1987), p. 141
Christchurch 1865

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