Photograph [Bridge Street, Mataura, early 1880s]; McEachen, J (Otago); 1881-1885...

Name/Title

Photograph [Bridge Street, Mataura, early 1880s]

About this object

Black and white photograph of Bridge Street, Mataura c.1881-1885 with a boy and a dog in the middle of the scene. There are nine people in the scene including a family of five in front of the fence by the Bridge. This gives a great glimpse of what people wore as every day clothes in the early 1880s.

The signage on two of the businesses is clear and helps date the photograph. C.O. Woodman, Chemist and Druggist operated in Bridge Street from 1881 to 1885 and T.A. Connor, Tinsmith and Plumber from 1878 to 1896.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

McEachen, J (Otago)

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1881-1885

Inscription and Marks

Printed on reverse: 'J.McEachen/Photographer/Otago/New Zealand'.

Incorrectly annotated in pencil on reverse:
'Early Balclutha/Clyde Street/Looking to the Nth/Balclutha/1104.'

Technique

printed

Period

1880s

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura town

Subject and Association Keywords

business/commerce

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2011.185.119

Rights

Public Domain Public Domain

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