About this object
A photograph of the Blythe’s float in the 1922 Napier Mardi Gras.
The image depicts a large float in the middle of an unidentified Napier street with people passing in front of it. The float constructed on a flatbed with a central gazebo and four pillars, one at each corner. There are decorations strung between the pillars and the gazebo. Seated in the gazebo is a woman dressed as a shepherdess holding a shepherd’s crook.

Several other similarly dressed women are seated on the float outside the gazebo. In the foreground a young girl is holding a man’s hand and looking toward the camera. The man is partially turned looking at the Blythe’s company float.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1922.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 110 x 82mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject person
Subject period
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Current rights
Credit Line
gifted by Miss W P Smith
Other number(s)
4780 b, m73/53, 78459

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