Photo quest for new home

By Jenny McLaren
December 1 2017 - 8:00am

Avid photo collector Vern McCallum is anxious to secure the future preservation of his anthology. Journalist Jenny McLaren finds out about his expansive collection.

HUGE RANGE OF IMAGES: Portland man Vern McCallum has collected over 18,000 historical photos. Some date back to 1859. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Three pairs of dark, soulful eyes peer out, ever watchful, from a large sepia photograph.