Emerson Street, Napier

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
View of the intersection of Emerson Street and Hastings Street, possibly taken in the late 1880s or early 1890s. The photograph has been taken looking down Emerson Street facing away from Marine Parade. The merchant store Neal and Close is located on the left side of the street. The Union Bank of Australia stands on the far left hand corner of the intersection. On the opposite side of the intersection stand the National Bank of New Zealand and the Criterion Hotel (established March 1874).

Among the businesses that are visible further along Emerson Street are Blythes Limited (drapers, milliners and house furnishers) and the Evening News.

Pedestrians and horse drawn carriages are visible along the street.

Photographer, Burton Brothers.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted in an album.
Photograph: Height x Width: 136 x 188mm
Album: Height x Width x Depth/Length: 401 x 330 x 55mm
45, Inscription, Handwritten
C. D. Cornford 56/28, Stamp, Stamped
Emerson St. Napier
Burton Bros, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 1968
Credit line
from the estate of Mr C D Cornford
Other number(s)
56/28, Album 12, 1968, 77733
Accession number

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