Photographs, 20th century

'Elephant' and trainer, student capping week, Christchurch? : Image 1 of 1

Image of 'Elephant' and trainer, student capping week, Christchurch? 1955

  • Title 'Elephant' and trainer, student capping week, Christchurch?
  • Creator Albert James North
  • Date 1955
  • Image 1 of 1
  • Physical Description Black and white photo, 14 x 9 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-Arch978-1-101

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