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Photographing the photographer, 1918

Photographing the photographer, 1918

Leslie Adkin learned how to process photographs while a schoolboy, and took many thousands of photographs over the course of his life. One of his special interests was photographing his family. Here he has captured his sister Vivian Adkin photographing his daughter Nancy and Jimmy McKenzie in 1918.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: A.005974
Photograph by George Leslie Adkin

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Photography expands, 1880s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43215/photographing-the-photographer-1918 (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014