Photograph, Two men with a cross saw ; Unknown photographer; 1905; RI.P40.93.541


Photograph, Two men with a cross saw

About this object

A black and white photograph, posted as a letter, with a six pence stamp and address on the reverse of this photo, it was sent to: Mrs B Smith, c/o Mrs J Gardiner, Storekeeper, Otautau.

Jesse Lawson married John Gardiner in 1883 and in a Western Star bankruptcy article in 14 Dec 1889, it mentions that Mrs Gardiner had her own store, against her husband's will and interest. Harrington Bros Mill and also Southland Timber Co were local mills around this time, near Otautau.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau


Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on the front in black marker: 'Mill at Otautau'
Handwritten on the back in black marker: 'Mill at Otautau'
Stamped on back: 'Wallace Early Settlers Museum, Riverton'
Handwritten in black marker on the back: 'P40.93.541'
Handwritten on the back, on glued on paper: 'Mrs B. Smith C/o Mrs J. Gardener, Store Keeper, Otautau'
Handwritten in black marker on the back: 'No44'
Stamped on back: 'NZ six pence stamp'
Stamped on back: 'Invercargill NZ. 26 04 05'


Image: h x 111 mm x w 157 mm
Mount: h x 202 mm x w 253 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Forestry and Sawmilling

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, cardboard

Object number



Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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