Imperial Troop Visit

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A photograph depicting Emerson Street decorated for the parade and ceremonies surrounding the Imperial Troop Visit to Napier in February 1901.

The street is decorated with strings of flags in a bunting style. The photograph is taken from a shop awning above the procession looking down the street towards Marine Parade. A woman seated on a shop awning is visible at the right of the image watching the parade. Other spectators are visible in and atop various buildings and in the street below.

A man on horseback and a marching soldier lead the part of the parade pictured. Soldiers wearing Busby hats with bayoneted rifles march in rows down the street. More soldiers are marching in rows all the way along the street into the distance. The soldiers are thought to be Highland Light Infantry. A man is perched near the top of the lamp post at the left hand side of the image near W Dodds' tailor shop.

The shop awnings and posts along the street are decorated with young saplings and foliage.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1901.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to card.
Height x Width: 96 x 133mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Feb 1901
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 3371
Other number(s)
3371, 78272


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