Hastings Street, Napier

Neal, William Henry
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View of Hastings Street taken from the bottom of Shakespeare Road. On the extreme right of the photograph stands the old Post Office on the corner of Hastings Street and Browning Street. On the opposite side of Browning Street stands the Bank of New Zealand. Among the businesses that are visible along the right side of Hastings Street are Ringland and Thomas (hatters and hosiers) and a hairdressing saloon. Businesses visible along the left side of the street include S E Cooper (watchmaker and jeweller), W Prebble (fruiterer), David Levi (tobacconist), The Napier Drapery Company, the Masonic Hotel, Sidey and Bain (formerly Hardy and Sidey, ironmongers), Neal and Close, H Williams (ironmonger), and R T Smythe (bookseller). Horse drawn carriages run along Hastings Street. The white carriage bearing the name S Childs, which waits in front of the Bank of New Zealand, is thought to have been the hospital bus. The two-horse carriage to the left of this vehicle is possibly the Port bus.

Photographer, William Henry Neal.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on paper.
Photograph: Height x Width: 186 x 237mm
Backing: Height x Width: 198 x 269mm
C. D. Cornford 56/28, Stamp, Stamp
This photograph must be acknowledged to the - Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier., Stamp, Stamp
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Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2028
Credit Line
gifted by Mr Cecil Douglas Cornford
Other number(s)
56/28, 2028, 75948
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