Object: Portrait of Thomas Christopher Gollins, Grace Caroline Gollins and Graham Thomas Gollins
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|Title||Portrait of Thomas Christopher Gollins, Grace Caroline Gollins and Graham Thomas Gollins|
Berry & Co (photography studio), April 1918, Wellington
|Medium summary||black and white glass negative|
|Materials||photographic gelatin, sheet glass, silver, photographic plates|
|Classification||studio portraits, portraits, black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives|
|Format||half plate (1/2)|
|Credit line||Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds|
Thomas, Grace and Christopher Gollins
Family portrait of Private Thomas Christopher Gollins of the Machine Gun Corps with his wife Grace and their infant son Graham.
Thomas Christopher Gollins married Grace Caroline Rebecca Twist at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, on 13 July 1915. Their son Graham was born on 13 February 1918.
Thomas, Grace and Graham visited Berry & Co.'s studio shortly before Thomas embarked for the war on 23 April. Thomas was away for nearly two years, returning to New Zealand on 6 March 1920.
He returned to his work in the motor industry as a mechanic and later as a garage proprietor in Levin and Hawera, where he died in 1944. Grace died in Rotorua in 1982.
Graham served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Second World War, and died in 1988.
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