Henry Whitnall Smith

Henry Whitnall Smith born circa 1871, died 4 January 1966 aged 95 years.

Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 98, 26 April 1902, Page 8

A Pretty wedding was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, March 26th, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Khyber Pass. The contracting couple were Mr H. Whitnall-Smith, of Auckland, and Miss Middlebrook, second daughter of Mr J. Middlebrook, of St. Mary's Road, Ponsonby. The Rev. G. Carver, officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very pretty in a handsome trained dress of white brocaded silk, made with transparent yoke and sleeves, and trimmed with chiffon and orange blossoms she also wore a coronet of orange blossoms, tulle veil, and carried a beautiful shower bouquet presented by the bridegroom, who also gave her a dainty gold watch.

The bridesmaids were Miss Wood, Miss Wild, and Misses Edith and Ettie Middlebrook, two little sisters of the bride. The first couple wore charming dresses of fine white muslin elaborately tucked and inserted with lace, and trimmed with creme silk, white chiffon picture hats, and each carried a beautiful shower bouquet and wore a gold twin-dove brooch, presented by the bridegroom. The little girls wore dainty creme cashmere frocks, tucked, and the yokes and sashes of silk, and white leghorn hats trimmed with chiffon. They carried baskets of flowers and wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr Kinnear, dentist, acted as best man, and Mr J. Middlebrook, junr. as groomsman. Mrs Middlebrook, mother of the bride, wore a handsome black silk gown, trimmed with lace, turquoise blue and jet bonnet Mrs F. Stonnex, sister of the bride, wore a pretty grey voile dress trimmed with creme guipure insertion threaded with black ribbon velvet, and the bodice trimmed with chiffon, black toque; Mrs Whitnall- Smith, mother of the bridegroom, wore black; Mrs Armiger, black silk tucked blouse, black skirt, and black hat. The bridal party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where they were entertained at afternoon tea, and in the evening a party was given in the Ponsonby Hall, which was most enjoyable and successful.

Observer, Volume XXII, Issue 29, 5 April 1902, Page 8

Acme Studio
298 Queen Street, Auckland
established about April 1895

Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 90, 16 April 1895, Page 8

In another part of this issue our young townsman Mr H. Whitnall Smith announces that he has opened a photographic studio at 298 Queen-street over Milne and Choyce's premises. The studio and waiting rooms are large and commodious and have been fitted with every necessity for the convenience and comfort of sitters. There are also two large work-rooms containing every requisite of the trade. Those requiring photographs would do well to visit Mr Smith.
Observer, Volume XV, Issue 854, 11 May 1895, Page 18

Observer, Volume XV, Issue 854, 11 May 1895, Page 20

Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 147, 26 June 1897, Page 8

Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 185, 10 August 1897, Page 2

Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 293, 20 December 1901, Page 8

Auckland Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3, 3 January 1903, Page 1

Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 239, 7 October 1911, Page 8

A post card by Henry Whitnall Smith, Queen Street, Auckland

Color Photo Co.

Color Photo Co.
next St. Peter's Church
Upper Willis Street, Wellington

George Henry Luxford
by Color Photo Co.,  Upper Willis Street, Wellington.
above cabinet card courtesy of Laurence Eagle
 above cabinet card courtesy of Laurence Eagle

Billows and Smith

Billows and Smith 
High Street

Billows, Walter George, Photographer, High Street, Carterton. This business was established in 1895 by Messrs. Billows and Smith, and is now carried on by Mr. Billows solely. The studio is very conveniently situated for the public, being a few doors from the Bank of New Zealand. The operator, Mr. Shannon, has had considerable experience in his profession, having served ten years with Mrs. Herrmann, of Wellington, and the retoucher, Mr. Gaze, was for some years with Mr. C. H. Manning and Mr. Eden George, both of Christchurch. Every branch of photography is undertaken in the establishment, and the work turned out is considered first-class. Enlargements are a specialty with Mr. Billows. 
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District] 1897
Victoria University of Wellington

above cabinet card courtesy of Laurence Eagle

above cabinet card courtesy of Laurence Eagle


above cabinet card courtesy of Laurence Eagle




Robinson, William Robert

William Robert Robinson
248 Queen Street, Auckland
By Appointment to His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia
died 1 October 1942 Whanganui, husband of Bessie Maria Robinson, father of Rita, Gladys, Phobe, William and Gordon [1], buried Aramoho Cemetery
[1] Auckland Star, Volume LXXIII, Issue 233, 2 October 1942
His mother Elizabeth Mary Robinson died 28 February 1896 at Cornhill, Dorchester aged 65 years, wife of Joseph Robinson. 
Grand Duke Alexander Michaelovitch of Russia, arrived in Auckland on the "Ryndia" 15 March 1888. He was a grandson of Czar Nicholas I of Russia and later the brother-in-law of Emperor Nicholas II.

[purchased September 2022]

COSSGROVE, Andrew Goudie

Andrew Goudie Cossgrove
 born circa 1859
died 14 September 1890 Wellington aged 30 years

Southland Times, Issue 3672, 1 April 1880, Page 3
This notice continued in the Southland Times until 2 July 1880.

Tuapeka Times, Volume XVIII, Issue 1072, 30 August 1884, Page 2

We have had submitted to us for inspection a large photographic view of the town of Lawrence, taken by the local photographer, Mr A. G. Cossgrove. The view is a capital one, and the artist has succeeded in placing before his patrons a production worthy of a much larger town than Lawrence. The buildings, even to the lettering on the shop signs, come out boldly and distinctly, and the light and shade are well contrasted. With pleasure we testify to the excellence of Mr Cossgrove's landscape view.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XVII, Issue 1073, 3 September 1884, Page 2 

 Tuapeka Times, Volume XVII, Issue 1073, 3 September 1884, Page 2

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1088, 25 October 1884, Page 2

 The American Gem Photo Co.
The American Gem Portrait Company

A branch of the American Photographic studio of Messrs Lovewell, Wing, and Co. was opened yesterday in the premises next the Grahamstown Office in Williamson street, and the Management are now prepared to execute the latest novelties in photography at the exceedingly low rate of charges notified in their advertisement.
Thames Star, Volume XII, Issue 3757, 12 January 1881, Page 2


The American Gem Portrait Company will open a branch on Saturday in the Avenue next to Ainsworth's boot shop, under the management of Mr A. G. Cosgrove. 
Wanganui Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 25 September 1888, Page 2

Wanganui Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 6644, 20 October 1888, Page 3

As this is the last day that the American Gem Photographic Company will be in Wanganui, we would advise all those who wish to have a cheap and good photo taken to make use of the opportunity and pay a visit to the studio in the Avenue.
Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXL, Issue 11355, 16 November 1888, Page 2

 Evening Post, Volume XXXVI, Issue 142, 14 December 1888, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 40, 15 August 1889, Page 3

 Evening Post, Volume XL, Issue 66, 15 September 1890, Page 2

Andrew Goudie Cossgrove 
[sometimes Crossgrove, Crosgrove]
third son of James Cossgrove of Ayr, Scotland and Tuapeka, Otago and Mrs Cossgrove (nee Elizabeth Campbell of Pershire),  
arrived Port Chalmers on 12 September 1859 on the "Alpine" [1]
 born circa 1859 [Scotland?]
died 14 September 1890 Wellington aged 30 years, reg.  1890/3663  
buried 16 September 1890, Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington
Public Section, Plot number 106.E

married 1 February 1881
 at the residence of the bride's father, William Martin, Bishopscourt [or Bishop's Court], Dunedin, reg. 1881/650 
Rachel Wilhelmina Jessie Martin
she married secondly circa 1893, reg 1893/4176 Robert James Stuart
 died 14 February 1896 at her residence Union Street, Dunedin aged 31 years
 reg. 1896/4004
buried Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, block 20P, plot 30A

 Otago Witness, Issue 1526, 5 February 1881, Page 17

Otago Witness, Issue 219, 20 February 1896, Page 29

1. Elizabeth Minnie Martin Cossgrove born 2 April 1882 at Bishop's Court, Dunedin, reg. 1882/795, married 1908/1595, William Healy 

2. Jessie Mary Campbell Cossgrove reg. 1883/14016, married 1905/1033 William Boyd     

3. May Charlotte Wright Cossgrove reg. 1885/13643  

4. James Arthur Cossgrove reg. 1888/17733, married 1915/8141 Beatrice Bailey Morgan  

5. Ivy McCord Cossgrove reg. 1890/10430

A bankrupt named Cossgrove [brother of Andrew Goudie Cossgrove], a teacher by profession, who at one time resided at Maheno, received pretty rough treatment at the hands of Judge Ward in the District Court at Westport a day or two ago. The bankrupt, remarked his Honor, seemed to have run bills with every human being who would trust him, and then came to the West Coast, considering it a perfect Alsatia for getting rid of debts, thinking it was as easy to get through as in 1869. The illness of bankrupt's wife was to be deplored, but the medical comforts required seemed to be not so much got from chemists as from grocers and drapers. Bankrupt appeared to have been running his establishment entirely on credit. An order of discharge would only be granted conditionally on the payment of 10s in the of the debts, which would amount to £75 per year. His Honor trusted that the Education Board expected the bankrupt to instruct his pupils in honesty.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 1806, 24 June 1891, Page 2

[1] James Crossgrove, wife and three sons - Otago Witness , Issue 407, 17 September 1859, Page 2

Unknown Photographers

Unknown Photographers
March 2015

above - a "spirit" photograph