About this object
A postcard photograph of a float and activity surrounding Napier Mardi Gras, circa 1920.

The photograph is taken along Marine Parade looking across the road from the Municipal Baths. The float is constructed over a car and decorated with Chinese lanterns, parasols, fabric and foliage. It has a second prize certificate on the front.People are walking along Marine Parade in the direction of Coote Road. In the bottom left of the image a woman is visible walking along the street holding a package. Homes along Marine Parade are visible in the background of the image.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, circa 1920.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph and postcard.
Height x Width: 87 x 139mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference number, Stamp, Stamped
Mardis Gras Napier, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Display location
Current rights
Credit Line
gifted by Geoff Harding
Other number(s)
5010, m75/12, 78204

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