Thursday, March 12, 2009

London Portrait Rooms



London Portrait Rooms

Messrs Peyman
and
Frederick Henry Irwin
born circa 1829
died 21 October 1914 aged 85 years
buried Southern Cemetery





The fine brick and stone building erected last year in the Cutting, Princes street, and known as Reichelt's Fancy Bazaar, has recently been extended to the whole depth of the section — viz., 66ft. by 34ft. wide — and is of two storeys. The lower part has been fitted up for the display of fancy goods, the dividing wall between the old and the new building having been removed, and an elliptic arch erected in place of it. The upper portion of the premises has been built by Mr Reichelt expressly for a photographic gallery for the proprietors of the. London Portrait Rooms. The operating room is 34ft. long by 16ft. wide, and is well lighted by side and ceiling lights. The printing room and dark room have been specially fitted up for their respective purposes with every convenience. The waiting, dressing, and show rooms, which are elegantly furnished, front Princes street, and are approached by an easy staircase, 5ft. in width from Princes street — the lobby being available for the display of photographs,, &c. The architect for the work was Mr H. F. Hardy, the the contractors Messrs N, and A. Wood.
Otago Witness, Issue 1131, 2 August 1873, Page 11
















































































































































































































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