New Napier Carnival Parade

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph of a float in the New Napier Carnival Parade, January 1933.
The New Napier Carnival, held from 21 to 28 January 1933, celebrated the opening of Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The image depicts a float pulled by a tractor travelling down Emerson Street in a procession. The float is covered by a striped awning roof. Underneath are a group of standing women, possibly dressed in period costumes. It is possible that this is the Bestall Drapery float.

Spectators line the street.. There is still construction underway and scaffolding visible on the Bowman building at the corner of Emerson Street and Market Street. The Criterion Hotel is visible across from this building along the street.

Photographer, L D Bestall.
Date, 1933.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to a piece of card with four other photographs.
Height x Width: 87 x 65mm
Height x Width: 184 x 260mm
Subject period
Subject date
Jan 1933
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2576 a
Other number(s)
2576 a, 78303

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