Prouse & Saunders Flaxmill Workers, Paturau

Production date
Circa 1906
Photo collection reference number
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Object Detail

Production place
New Zealand
Full length outdoor portrait of 17 men outside a hut in the bush in theatrical poses depicting leisure activities. Props include boxing gloves, a button accordian, a mandolin, a penny whistle, "Truth" newspaper, alcohol, and a shotgun. One of the men appears to cut the hair of another.
Object type
6 x 8 inches.
flax mill; workers; labourers; newspapers; banners; tobacco; pipes; hats; mandolins; accordions; percussion; instruments; piccolos; smoking; haircutting; alcohol; kiwi; Edwardian; costumes; clothing; New Zealand Truth; skull and crossbones; cigarettes; Paturau; Golden Bay; comedy; Paturau Pirates; rugby; crates; firearms; gloves; nightshade; Poroporo; rifle; Schnapps; scissors; straws
Credit line
Prouse & Saunders Flaxmill Workers. The Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 177643

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