In 2021, Te Papa received a grant from Lotteries NZ towards the digitisation of the Spencer Digby/Ronald D Woolf Collection – around 250,000 photographic negatives shot in the Wellington studio between the 1930s and 1980s. The project is well underway, and we now have hundreds of images uploaded to Collections Online, with more to come.
In partnership with the Dominion Post / Stuff, we’re sharing some of the recently-digitised photographs from the collection and we’d love your help identifying who’s who.
Or it might even be you!
The eighth image we'd like to identify is Miss P Levin from the 1930s. If you recognise anyone in these photographs, please email: email@example.com
The seventh image we'd like to identify is Miss K. Baffa from the 1930s.
The sixth image we'd like to identify is Miss J Barken from the 1930s.
The fifth image we'd like to identify is Mr KP Burnett from the 1930s.
The fourth image we'd like to identify is Miss M Park, from 1937.
The third image we'd like to identify is Miss O Gardiner, from 1936–37.
The second image we'd like to identify is ‘Girl; inscribed ‘Mrs HA Finlay’’ from 1937.
The first image is ‘Women and girl; inscribed ‘Mrs H Frood’’ from 1937.