New Napier Carnival Float

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph of a float from 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 the a float with a striped awning over a wooden platform. The float has silhouettes of lions on each corner. The float is decorated at the bottom with a wave pattern. The float appears to be in a lot or holding area. A sign in the distance reads: Faircloughs Radio Hardware. At the right edge of the image a motorcycle is visible leaning against a building.

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 b
Other number(s)
2576 b, 78315

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