Philippi and Pierson
By the steamer Taranaki, last Wednesday, there arrived from the South, on their way to San Francisco, Messrs Philippi and Pierson, who formed the American photographic party for observing the recent transit of Venus at Queenstown, Otago, and have turned their visit to account by taking some beautiful views of New Zealand scenery, which are intended for the Universal Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876.
The Bishop of Nelson fell in with the party on their way from Picton, and as they could only spare one day in Nelson, he did all he could to aid them, and with the assistance of Messrs Cross and Lowe at the port, they succeeded in obtaining no fewer than fourteen large views of Nelson, including the Port, Cliffs, four from the Church Hill, the College, railway works, &c.
Messrs Philippi and Pierson have made arrangements with Mr H. Jackson for acting as agent for the sale of the photographs, which are as fine as any which have ever been taken by professionals or amateurs, and a supply may be looked for in the course of ten days or a fortnight.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 134, 5 June 1875, Page 2