About this object
A postcard photograph of a float in the second Napier Mardi Gras, 1914.

The photograph appears to have been taken along Marine Parade. The horse drawn float is driven by a man in academic dress and mortarboard. A boy in similar dress stands at the side of the horse holding a sign that reads: The Spirit of the Mardi Gras.

The float is decorated with images of fruit, possibly a cornucopia. There is a crown on top of the decorated cart. A group of girls are seated on the float and are holding up goblets. The float behind is a car heavily decorated with flowers. Buildings are visible along the street and up on the hill in the distance.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1914.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph and postcard.
Height x Width: 87 x 138mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Display location
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5157 b
Credit Line
gifted by Mr Malvyn Wright
Other number(s)
5157b, m75/61, 78190

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