London Portrait Rooms
Alexander Peyman and Frederick Henry Irwin
Frederick Henry Irwin born circa 1829, died 21 October 1914 at his residence, Hautana Square, Lower Hutt, aged 85 years, buried Southern Cemetery, Dunedin
The fine brick and stone building erected last year in the Cutting, Princes street, and known as Reichelt's Fancy Bazaar, has recently been extended to the whole depth of the section — viz., 66ft. by 34ft. wide — and is of two storeys. The lower part has been fitted up for the display of fancy goods, the dividing wall between the old and the new building having been removed, and an elliptic arch erected in place of it. The upper portion of the premises has been built by Mr Reichelt expressly for a photographic gallery for the proprietors of the. London Portrait Rooms. The operating room is 34ft. long by 16ft. wide, and is well lighted by side and ceiling lights. The printing room and dark room have been specially fitted up for their respective purposes with every convenience. The waiting, dressing, and show rooms, which are elegantly furnished, front Princes street, and are approached by an easy staircase, 5ft. in width from Princes street — the lobby being available for the display of photographs,, &c. The architect for the work was Mr H. F. Hardy, the the contractors Messrs N, and A. Wood.
reverse inscription "Yours very truly A. R.W. Fulton
Aug 23rd 1872 For Miss Gifford"
Arthur Robert William Fulton the eldest son of James Fulton MHR died 26 July 1889
above cdv courtesy of The Laurence Eagle Collection