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Arthur Pitt - Una Garlick photographs

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  • Description

    808 photographic prints taken by Una Garlick, predominantly gelatin silver and several bromoil prints. The collection also includes prints by Hilda Garlick, Garlick’s sister, and other unidentified pictorialist photographers. There are multiple large exhibition format prints by Una Garlick, approx. 38 x 29 cm.

  • Other Id

    29776 (Presto content ID)

    PH-1989-14 (Reference Number)

    TR650 G233 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    7647 (DBTextworks system ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Arthur Pitt - Una Garlick photographs
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
  • Level of Current Record
  • Member Object

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  • Related Object Notes
    PH-1955-1; Una Garlick negatives
    MS-1181; Papers relating to Charles Mervyn Abel and Una Garlick
    MS-99-45; Biography of and catalogue of photographic prints by Una Garlick
    Una Garlick Object file (3x folders)
  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    John Thompson acquired the collection from Arthur Pitt (ex 1 Scenic Drive, Titirangi) who went to Australia about 1980. His first wife may have been a friend of Una Garlick.
  • Content
    Photographs by Una Garlick span New Zealand from Northland to Glenorchy, largely of pastoral and coastal landscapes.
    On Garlick's extensive travels throughout New Zealand she captured agricultural scenes and portraits of people going about their work or in their leisure time.
    Garlick photographed regattas and the accompanying festivities, considered to be both significant sporting and social events at the time. These include the Ngaruawahia Regatta and those held on the Waitemata Harbour.
    There are a number of street and harbour scenes taken in and overlooking Auckland City.
    Exploring the geothermal regions of New Zealand, Garlick participates in and documents the tourism industry in Rotorua, specifically Whakarewarewa.
    Garlick submitted photographs into international photographic salons in the United States, Great Britain and Europe going on multiple trips overseas.
    Subject matter ranges from pictorialist architectural studies of the Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco and buildings on the campuses of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley; street scenes in New York City, coastal landscapes taken around Carmel-by-the-Sea to the iconic landscape of the Yosemite Valley. In addition, there are three photographs taken in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Copyright
    Collection contains multiple items - rights applied at item level
  • Credit Line
    Presented by John L. Thompson, April 1989. (letter 27/04/1989)
  • Last Update
    12 May 2023

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