Lankow, Mr

Maker and role
Photographer: Tyree Studio (estab. 1878, closed 1947)
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Three quarter length studio portrait of a seated man in military uniform.
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Maker biography
Tyree Studio: early promoters of the Nelson image.

The museum is best known for the Tyree Studio Collection (1882-1947) of approximately 105,000 images of studio portraits, civic occasions and scenic views. This collection has been in the care of the museum since 1974 and also includes negatives, from other photographers, bought by the Tyree Studio.

The Tyree brothers were well-placed to take advantage of new photographic technology and put it to use taking scenic photographs around the region.

William and Frederick Tyree came to New Zealand from England with their parents in 1871.

The brothers were involved in gold exploration and engineering in Queenstown. They later moved to Nelson, and in 1878 began a photographic business in Trafalgar Street.

The Tyrees acted as early advocates for Nelson as a tourist destination and by 1895, William had expanded the business again to include tourist promotional images. He left for Sydney and continued to work as an inventor from c1910. Fred established a studio in Golden Bay. He was also a farmer and ran the Collingwood Hotel at various times.

Although the brothers had established and developed the Tyree Studio, for the majority of its years it was run by Rosaline (Rose) Margaret Frank (1864-1954) who started work with them at the age of twenty one. Rose Frank became the central figure in the Tyree Studio, managing the business for fifty two years, owning it from 1914.

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Lankow, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 97164

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most likely Cpl Percy John LANKOW of Tuamarina. He and his brother Stanley both served in WW1.

- Peter Millward

Posted on 22-07-2021 02:58:38

(Possibly) : Hywel Keen Lankow. Born 1 September 1895 - at Hope, Nelson. Hywel Lankow was the son of George & Gertrude Lankow - of Hope, nelson. Prior to be being balloted for war service Hywel Lankow was employed as a Shearer - at Richmond, Nelson. Hywel Lankow was balloted for war service in 1916 (Ref : D49527). Hywel Lankow enlisted for war service - 23 August 1916 - at Featherston Military Training Camp, Wellington. He was 20 years of age. Two weeks later - on 6 September 1916 - Hywel Lankow was discharged from the NZEF on medical grounds. For the full military record of Hywel K. Lankow refer to Archway (National Archives of New Zealand).

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 11-02-2018 08:48:35