Joan Larsen and a girl at Joan's 21st birthday party ; Unknown; 1942; O.033821


Joan Larsen and a girl at Joan's 21st birthday party

About this object

Half length portrait of Joan Larsen and a girl aged 9-12 years, standing with their arms around each other, both holding Joan's bouquet. Joan is wearing a silky lightcoloured dress, shoulder corsage and heartshaped pendant.

The younger girl has blone wavy hair with a side part and is wearing a white dress with a collar, and a crucifix on a black cord. Joyce larsen is visible on the younger girl's left, holding a glass and her skirt and in the act of saying something.

See more at Te Papa Collections Online .



Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

black and white photograph, gelatin silver print

Credit Line

Gift of Andrea Hill, 2009

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.