About this object
A photograph of a motorcycle decorated for the Napier Mardi Gras, 26 December 1914.

The boy seated on the motorcycle was a son of C.C. Willis. The girl is identified as Mavis Sweetapple, aged 5. The motorcycle is decorated in imitation of a plane. It has a structure with an imitation propeller at the front and the entire motorcycle is decorated with ribbons, a New Zealand flag and flowers. The sign on the side of the motorcycle reads: C C Willis and Co opp. T P Pictures, Dickens Street, Napier, Phone 480. The photograph was possibly taken in Dickens Street.

Photographer, Warren Studios.
Date, 1914.
Primary Maker
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Height x Width: 107 x 154mm
Height x Width: 179 x 211mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference number, Stamp, Stamped
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
26 Dec 1914
Display location
Current rights
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs Kirkman
Other number(s)
m75/28, 5074 b, 78213

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