About this object
A photograph of the Commerce Queen float that featured in the Blossom Week procession held in Hastings on 13 September 1952. The procession was held as part of the Hastings and District War Memorial Appeal, Queen Carnival Campaign. The Commerce Queen, Mrs Jean Wright (née Ballantyne), stands on the float surrounded by her three attendants, Misses Meryn Kirkpatrick, Ann Nelson and Margaret Rainey, and a group of maids.
The photograph has been taken on Heretaunga Street West, with the premises of Baird's Drapery and the Clock Tower (completed 1935) in the background.
13 Sep 1952
Black and white photograph glued to an album page.
Height x Width: 103 x 157mm
Height x Width x Depth/Length: 224 x 312 x 40mm
The Commerce Queen, Mrs C J Wright (Jean Ballantyne), with attendants, Inscription, Handwritten
Jean Ballantyne; 10 Jul 1906; 17 Nov 1980
Baird's Leading Outfitters; 1916; 1950s
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17038
gifted by Mrs Louise Ross
m2003/82, 17038, 85621