Photograph album page; Late 19th Century; XAH.GH.5.1

From

Alberton

Name/Title

Photograph album page

About this object

Photograph album page; separate from album. The page has four compartments for photographs, holding two cartes de visites and two small drawings made by Thora Daisy Kerr Taylor (XAH.GH.5.2-5). Each photograph compartment has a rounded top edge, and a gold border. 'Violet?' and 'Winifred?' are written above the photographs, in a modern hand. The 'Violet' inscription is an error; the photograph being of Thora Daisy Kerr Taylor.

This photograph of Thora Daisy Kerr Taylor (top left) was merged with another of Violet Kerr Taylor to create a composite image, see XAH.GH.2.30. Daisy, as she was known, died of 'brain fever' (probably meningitis) in 1885, aged only nine years old. The small drawings done by her that are also included in this album act as a poignant reminder of the family's tragic loss. Losing a child was not uncommon in the Victorian era. Another daughter, Adeline Daisy, died in 1874, aged 19 months. Both children by Allan Kerr Taylor's first wife Patty died in infancy.

For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made

Late 19th Century

Medium and Materials

paper

Measurements

25.8 x 21cm

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Photograph album page

Object number

XAH.GH.5.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Alberton   Alberton
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