Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill]; unknown photographer; 1890-1900; MT2011.185.48

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill]

About this object

A black and white photograph depicting several buildings of the Mataura Paper Mill, with a group of employees (and possibly family members) posing outside. A horse and dray is included in the pose. The shot was taken from a hill opposite the Mill adjacent to Kana Street.

The layout of the buildings gives some indication of how large an industry the Mataura Paper Mill was in town.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1890-1900

Inscription and Marks

On front, embossed on mounting: '[?] / INVERCARGILL'

On reverse, in pen: 'E34 - 26'

There is a crease in the bottom right-hand corner of the mounting, and both mounting and photograph are covered in brown spotting, both front and back. The bottom right-hand corner has a piece missing.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 208mm x w 287mm

small-medium

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

clothing/fashion/costume/dress

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

MT2011.185.48

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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