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Commercial photographer Guy Kelsey, mid-20th century

Commercial photographer Guy Kelsey, mid-20th century

Bill Sparrow established Sparrow Industrial Pictures in Auckland in 1939 and by the 1960s it had become one of New Zealand's largest and most successful commercial photography firms. Here staff photographer Guy Kelsey is photographing a vacuum cleaner in a studio. 

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: 1302(ii)
Photograph by Sparrow Industrial Pictures Ltd

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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/43219/commercial-photographer-guy-kelsey-mid-20th-century (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014