Portrait of Ettie Mendelssohn

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Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
The portrait is of Ettie Mendelssohn as a young woman.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph
Height x Width: 136 x 85mm
postcard, Printed, Printed
Subject period
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 18328
Credit Line
gifted by Elizabeth Bowen-Clewly
Other number(s)
m2002/13/1, 18328, 24039


Public comments

2nd eldest Daughter of Emmanuel and Leah Mendelssohn. Esther (Ettie) was Born: 28/09/1901 Died :1997 aged 96 Address at time of Napier Earthquake 6 Madeira Steps Napier. Number 6 Madeira Steps was owned by Emmanuel and Leah Mendelssohn and their family of 6 children. It was the last house above the cathedral and lower part of town to burn to the ground. Emmanuel and his sons commissioned the house to be rebuilt after the earthquake by L.G.West Son & Hornibrook, REGD Architects, Structural Engineers and Quantity Surveyors Napier & Palmerston North. Emmanuel owned Gamages Dept Store in Napier 68 Emerson Street.

- Fiona Harland on 11-02-2019 02:24:31

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