Did you ever wonder what might have happened to the family photos you were made to pose for when you were a child? Did you ever suspect they could wind up in a museum?
The upcoming Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland exhibition will include several images produced by Belwood Studios, a well-known Auckland photography studio from the mid-20th century. The Belwood negative collection, some 6500 images, was donated to the Museum and we want to find out as much as we can about the photographs.
We hold legal title to the physical negatives, but we are not the holders of the copyright – and we don’t know who is! Which is why we need your help, to discover the stories behind these wonderful works that capture a snapshot of Auckland’s history. Can you help us identify the people in these photographs?