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Object: Portrait of Gerald Gower (left) and Alfred Featherston Gower (right)

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Title Portrait of Gerald Gower (left) and Alfred Featherston Gower (right)
Production Berry & Co (photography studio), 1917, Wellington
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
Registration number B.044842

Portrait of Gerald Gower, service number 55949 (left) with his brother Alfred Featherston Gower, service number 11/479

The only name inscribed by the Berry studio on the negative of this double portrait is 'Gower', but it is easy to tell the brothers apart. When Gerald Gower was medically examined just before he attested for service on 1 March 1917, his height was recorded as 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 metres). Alfred's height when he was examined on 23 April 1917 was recorded as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 metres). Standing proudly upright side by side, Gerald is clearly the taller of the two.

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