Photograph album, From my Camera

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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Brief Description
Photograph album embossed on cover: From my Camera.
The album contains 23 black and white photographs. The first image shows the Invercargill Post Office and the following 22 are of the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. What makes these images captivating and unusual is the social aspect of the contents. Each photograph has a description underneath:
Dr Moore's Hospital
Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows
Maori Mission at Hastings
Remains of Empire Hotel
Wool sheds
Hastings St. School at Napier where meals were served daily
Temporary Post Ofiice, the staff
Hospital tent at Napier Park Racecourse
Naval Cooks at Napier
"Peter" the refugee dog, now living in Dunedin
Grave diggers
The spot where James Collins aged 67 was buried for 4 nights and 3 days and found alive at Old Man's Home
Tobacco factory
Nurses en route for Napier
Waipukurau railway refreshments
Dinner time at Hastings St. School
Catholic School
Nelson Park
People seated at children's desks in grounds of Hastings St. School
Removing cash from a bank safe at Napier after the quake
Lady Bledisloe at Hastings
The old Mens' Home [Park Island], "It just flopped"
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Red linen hard cover, black paper, and 23 black & white photographs
Height x Width: 127 x 158mm
From J Warwick, 1932 (maybe 1982), Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Joan Crawford
Other number(s)
2015/23/1, 92298
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