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Object: Portrait of Kathleen Veronica O’Brien, wearing a soldier’s uniform.

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Title Portrait of Kathleen Veronica O’Brien, wearing a soldier’s uniform.
Production Berry & Co (photography studio), 1914, Wellington
Medium summary black and white glass negative
Materials silver, photographic gelatin, sheet glass, photographic plates
Classification black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives, studio portraits, 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.046503

Portrait of Kathleen Veronica O'Brien ( 1890 - 1973 ) dressed in the uniform of a Gunner in the Royal New Zealand Artillery.

There is a small rosette pinned to the tunic which suggests that Kathleen was  involved in some form of patriotic fundraising. 

The identification of WWI soldiers photographed by Berry & Co. is an ongoing project. If you have any information that you’d like share about the men or the people they are photographed with, please email the Berry Boys project team at Or you can contact us by writing to the Berry Boys project team, Te Papa, P O Box 467, Wellington 6140.

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