Photograph album page; Late 19th Century; XAH.GH.5.1
Photograph album pageAbout 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.
Late 19th CenturyMedium and Materials
25.8 x 21cmCredit Line
Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaObject Type
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