Photograph, Harry Lauder With Fishing Rod; Unknown photographer; 1924; WY.1994.1...

Name/Title

Photograph, Harry Lauder With Fishing Rod

About this object

This photograph is of Harry Lauder (1870-1950) standing with his fishing rod beside the Mimihau River.

Sir Harry was a well-known Scottish singer and entertainer and was the first Scotsman to sell a million records, and at one time was the highest paid entertainer in the world. He was known for singing Scottish songs such as 'I love a Lassie' and 'Roaming in the Gloaming'.

Sir Harry was knighted in 1919 for his raising of vast amounts of money for the War fund. He travelled to New Zealand several times, visiting Southland where he enjoyed fishing and duck shooting activities. He often wore full Highland regalia and had a twisted walking stick. Thus the ornamental Corkscrew Hazel shrub is commonly known as 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick'.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mimihau

Maker

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1924

Inscription and Marks

Reverse, upper left in ink; 'WY 94.10'
'R 3"
Upper centre, handwritten in ink: ' Harry Lauder'
Centre, handwritten in ink: 'H Cook'
Stamped: 'HUNTER'
'WYNDHAM"
'N.Z.'
Lower right in pencil: 'WY.1994.10.22'

Measurements

h 105 mm x w 60 mm

Period

1920s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Fishing

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Entertainment

Subject and Association Keywords

Sport and Leisure

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, photographic paper

Object number

WY.1994.10.22

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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