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Object: Portrait of George Onslow Browne his wife Daisy and sisters Louisa and Mary.

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Title Portrait of George Onslow Browne his wife Daisy and sisters Louisa and Mary.
Production Berry & Co (photography studio), July 1918, Wellington
Medium summary black and white glass negative
Materials photographic gelatin, sheet glass, silver, photographic plates
Classification gelatin dry plate negatives, black-and-white negatives, group portraits, studio portraits
Technique black-and-white photography
Format half plate (1/2)
Credit line Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds
Registration number B.044944

Group portrait of a Sergeant in the New Zealand Army with three women. The negative is inscribed 'Brown'. The people depicted have been identified by Louisa Browne's granddaughter as George Onslow Browne, service number 81004, his wife Daisy and his sisters Louisa (standing left ) and Mary standing right).

Daisy Browne  wears a 'sweetheart' brooch made from an NZEF  badge, just above her top button. Adapted  military badges could be readily purchased from local jewellers for soldiers to gift to family members and sweethearts. Worn publicly, such insignia declared that the wearer had a loved one at war.

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