Photograph [Mrs. G. Cullen]; Turnbull & Sons (UK); 1890s; MT2011.185.231
Photograph [Mrs. G. Cullen]About this object
A black and white studio portrait of Mrs Gavin Cullen, taken with a rather elaborate background and props (she is standing near a live palm tree).
We are basing this identification on the name that appears on the reverse of the photograph and know from Gore District Council cemetery records, that Mrs Gavin Cullen was Helen J Stewart. It appears that the Cullen's lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland before coming to Mataura. They were married 11 December 1890, in Scotland.
1890sInscription and Marks
The back of the mounting is covered in a sheet advertising the photographic company's studios across the United Kingdom.
On reverse of mounting:
handwritten in black pen -
'Mrs Gavin Cullen / 46 Wyndham Road Mataura / Southland'
handwritten in blue pen (a description of subject) -
'hair black / eyes hazel / comp light / dress black / bust only'
h 153mm x w 110mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number