Commerce Queen float, Blossom Week procession

Production date
13 Sep 1952
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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.

Photographer, unknown.
Production date
13 Sep 1952
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
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
Subject period
Subject date
13 Sep 1952
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17038
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs Louise Ross
Other number(s)
m2003/82, 17038, 85621


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