New Zealand DR John Drysdale James de Maus Dunedin CDV


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New Zealand DR John Drysdale Port Chalmers James De Maus CDV early.

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New Zealand cdv photo of DR John Drysdale , born at Rutherglen in Scotland ,in 1861 Drysdale graduated from the university of Glasgow with a degree in medicine. He emigrated to new Zealand where he practised medicine at Port Chalmers Otago. Towards the end of the century he also served as a justice of the peace.

photographed by James de Maus ,originally from Edinburgh Scotland an emigrant to new Zealand who settled in Port Chalmers ,his brother David was also a photographer.

A pencilled inscription to the back reads[Jas De Maus  came to/n.z. circa 1861 and/used their Edinburgh /cards. This explains the Edinburgh back plate that is partially visible under a heavy abrasion on the reverse of the mount. James De Maus arrived in NZ with a stock of mounts left over from his scots studio and continued to use these in new Zealand until he managed to get some printed with his new local address. so an early card with history to it self. Signed John Drysdale to the front in ink.


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