Photograph [Large Wedding Party Outside House]; Mitchell photo; 1910s; MT2011.18...

Name/Title

Photograph [Large Wedding Party Outside House]

About this object

A black and white photograph of a large wedding party posing outside a house situated at 149 Main Street, Mataura.

As yet unconfirmed, the wedding may be between a Stark and a Balloch, two local families. The house is a lovely example of a villa with two front bay windows and cast-iron porch fretwork.

The dog lying on the footpath looks like he'd rather be one of the wedding party inside the fence.

We would love to be able to confirm the wedding participants and associated information.

The Church in the background behind the house is the original Catholic Church.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Mitchell photo

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1910s

Inscription and Marks

Front bottom left-hand corner of mounting has photographer's embossed stamp: 'Mitchell / PHOTO'

On reverse of mounting, handwritten in blue pen on a white piece of paper cello taped to the mounting: 'Wedding ? STARK - BALLOCK ? / MATAURA / WHEN / details wanted / 149 Main Street, Mataura . / Not copied'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 245mm x w 305mm
medium

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

celebrations/weddings

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

people

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura town

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.244

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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