Photographs, 20th century

Construction of Christchurch Railway Station, Moorhouse Ave : Image 1 of 1

Image of Construction of Christchurch Railway Station, Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch. c.1953

  • Title Construction of Christchurch Railway Station, Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch.
  • Creator Albert James North
  • Date c.1953
  • Image 1 of 1
  • Physical Description Black and white photo, 9 x 14 cm
  • Notes Title from archive listing.
  • Source Christchurch City Libraries Archive collection
  • Collection Name Photographs, 20th century, Albert North
  • Collection Description The collection consists of 133 photographs, 128 of which are by North, and 5 by an unknown photographer. 79 of these photographs have been digitised. Camera ownership was expensive in the early 20th century, and street photographers such as Albert James North made a living from photographing people at public events. He specialised in taking candid shots at Christmas parades, school fairs, the Agricultural & Pastoral show, and the beach. People would order copies, which he would then develop and print.
  • Parent Collection Archives
  • Collection Location Archive 978
  • File Reference CCL-Arch978-1-026

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