Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Sam Stark in the Chopper House]; unknown photogr...

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Sam Stark in the Chopper House]

About this object

A black and white photograph of the interior of the Mataura Paper Mill's Chopper House. Long term employee Sam Stark is feeding strands of rope into the Chopper. Rope was one of the raw materials which was processed and transformed into paper bag products. Other raw products included: sacking, recycled paper, rags and flax fibre.

Sam Stark retired from the Mill in the late 1940s or early 1950s after 50 plus years service. When management suggested he should retire, Sam's response was ' I wouldn't have taken the job if I knew it wasn't going to be permanent'.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1890-1925

Inscription and Marks

On reverse (mounting), in pen on a sticker:
'Bag Factory / SAM STARK / E14 - 33'

On reverse is what appears to be the remnants of another picture, most of it torn away, but remaining picture shows a wedding cake and table setting.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 151mm x w 210mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill/employees

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2011.185.38

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

Comments
bestzoom888 10 Dec 2011 15:43 PM,UTC

very nice, good job

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