Postcard, photograph of a kuia (elderly Māori woman)

Pringle, Thomas
Production date
24 Dec 1914
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

Brief Description
The postcard depicts a hand coloured photograph of a Māori kuia sitting on a verandah smoking a pipe. Wrapped around her is a coloured blanket. On the bottom left is printed: Kapai te Torori! (Tobacco is good). On the back is a handwritten note to Mr W A Harding from an unidentified recipient in Methven. He/she wishes Mr Harding and Wilfred seasons greetings. There is a half penny green stamp glued to the top right hand corner. It is date stamped 24 December 1914.

Published by Thomas Pringle.
Production date
24 Dec 1914
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Hand coloured photograph on card, printed with black ink, handwritten in black ink.
Height x Width: 88 x 138mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
24 Dec 1914
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 88263
Credit line
gifted by Mr Geoff Harding
Other number(s)
m75/12 (a), 88263


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