Object: Portrait of Corporal Simpson of the New Zealand Medical Medical Corps, with a woman and young child,
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|Title||Portrait of Corporal Simpson of the New Zealand Medical Medical Corps, with a woman and young child,|
Berry, William (photography studio), 1914-1919, Wellington
|Medium summary||black and white glass negative|
|Materials||photographic gelatin, silver, sheet glass, photographic plates|
|Classification||black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives, portraits|
|Format||half plate (1/2)|
|Credit line||Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds|
Portrait of a family group: a Corporal in the New Zealand Medical Corps with a woman and a young child holding a teddy bear. The negative is inscribed 'Cpl Simpson' [Corporal Simpson].I know who this is
The Berry Boys
During World War I, around 120 Kiwi soldiers had their photograph taken at Wellington’s Berry & Co photography studio before they left New Zealand to fight in the war . These portraits are now in Te Papa’s collection.
In the lead-up to the World War I centenary (2014-18), Te Papa is working to identify these soldiers and the loved ones they are pictured with. We want to make contact with their descendants, and to record their stories.
Some soldiers have already been identified. For others, we only have the surname etched on the glass negative.
If you have any information you can share about the Berry Boys - either a soldier or someone they are photographed with - please use the online form above. You can also email email@example.com or leave a phone message for us on 04 381 7129. You can also write to Berry Boys Project Team, Te Papa, PO Box 467, Wellington 6140.
To aid identification, please be sure to include the Te Papa registration number (B.044366, for example) for the photo in question.
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