Photograph [Mataura Coronation Hall & Athenaeum]; unknown photographer; 1903-192...
Photograph [Mataura Coronation Hall & Athenaeum]About this object
Black and white photograph of the Mataura Coronation Hall & Athenaeum in McQueen Avenue taken in the early 1900s with 13 men standing outside the Hall (likely the then Mataura Borough Councillors). The photograph provides a good record of Edwardian male/mens fashion. The hats are especially interesting and include: 5 bowler hats, 4 homburg hats (felt hats with a single crown gutter), 1 cloth cap and 3 plantation type hats (round rim, band and crown).
The Mataura Coronation Hall & Athenaeum opened in November 1903, the Southland Times reported the opening ceremony; the web-link is:
photograph, black and whiteDate Made
1903-1920Medium and Materials
processed material, paperInscription and Marks
Handwritten in blue pen on reverse:'3'.Technique
h 250mm x w 305mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type