Framed photograph, Frank Adamson; Unknown photographer; 1880-1900; RI.FW2021.025

Name/Title

Framed photograph, Frank Adamson

About this object

Frank Forrester Adamson was born on the 9th of January 1892, in Orepuki. His parents James and Edith were prominent members of the bustling township, and in 1897 they opened a drapery shop there, at 22 Dover Street.

Frank was the 6th of 9 children. When he was young, the family moved to Invercargill and Frank attended Southland Boys High School. Frank completed further study in Dunedin, graduating in 1914 with a Master of Arts with Honours. He went on to teach at Ashburton High School.

At the end of 1914, Frank was called for service in WWI. Five months later he was dead, killed in action during the battle of Gallipoli. Frank died on the 1st of May 1915, aged 23.





Place Made

Unknown

Maker

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1880-1900

Inscription and Marks

Front, typed label: 'FRANK ADAMSON'
Reverse, yellow sticker '01/7', handwritten: 96/95/384', 4 x WESA stamps

Measurements

h 430 mm x w 350 mm x d 20 mm

Period

1890s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

People & families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

paper, wood, glass

Object number

RI.FW2021.025

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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