Wrigglesworth and Binns

A "Mona" Portrait 
Wrigglesworth and Binns.

These portraits were advertised for sale beginning early in 1895. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Wellington Provincial District of 1897 described the Mona portrait as follows:

"The newest speciality in their work is the “Mona” portrait, which is a bromide enlargement upon a new principle, giving to the picture very much the appearance of a direct photograph, though there is a softness and delicacy of tint far surpassing the very finest direct prints by the process which science has so far revealed to us. Messrs. Wrigglesworth and Binns are producing these works of art at a price which places them within the reach of all, and at exceptionally low rates for so fine and costly a process as the “Mona” is known to be."

In 1902 Wrigglesworth and Binns were advertising these for sale with 12 cabinets cards at the price of 13s 6d. The sale of these continued until about 1905.

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