Photograph, Original R.M. McKay Store; King, E; 1880-1890; WY.1994.10.6

Name/Title

Photograph, Original R.M. McKay Store

About this object

This photograph is of the original R.M. McKay & Co general store building.

About the Building?

Built sometime prior to 1870, it seems that the original purpose for this building was always as a general store. Robert Malcolm McKay and his brother David purchased the building in 1879. In 1904, the McKays built a larger two-storey brick store next to this building which became known as one of the finest stores in Otago and Southland. In 1913, the original building was replaced with a single storey suite of three shops which were let to other businesses.

The McKays operated the local Wyndham general store for 92-years, spanning three generations.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Maker

King, E

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1880-1890

Inscription and Marks

Yellow sticker bottom right corner: '305'
Makers Mark stamped on back of mount: 'E. KING PORTRAIT & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER COLLINS ST HOBART'
Handwritten on back in black marker: 'WY 94 10'

Measurements

h 100 mm x w 165 mm

Period

1880s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Medium and Materials

processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, card

Object number

WY.1994.10.6

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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