Photograph, Otautau Post Office; Unknown Photographer; 1909; OT.2010.78
Photograph, Otautau Post OfficeAbout this object
This black and white photograph of Otautau Post Office was taken in 1909 just three years after it was officially opened. A grand brick built two story renaissance style building, typical of public buildings of the time, it incorporated not only a mail and telegraph room, the postmasters office and a public telephone bureau but also the postmasters residence.
The postmaster Mr. A.V.King, standing on the right, is seen next to his assistant Mr. A.W. Swap, Duddie Ford the postman and the telegraph message boy.
1909Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on back of mount: 'A.V. King P.M. A.W.Sways Assistant
Duddie Ford Postman
Telegraph Messenger Boy 2010.78
Stamped on back of mount: 'OTAUTAU 11.AM 9 MR 09 N.Z.'
h 250 mm x w 165 mmPeriod
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, cardboard