Afternoon tea, Nelson, May 1902

Afternoon tea, Nelson, May 1902

Four women and a man seated and standing with teacups outdoors, around a small table with a tea set on it. In the background is a structure made from ponga logs with chequered blankets hanging up in it. There are croquet mallets and balls in the foregroun
Title derived from plate caption.
Historical Note
These glass plates were collected by Canterbury Public Library librarian R.C. Lamb from the then Antigua Boat Shed proprietor W.S. Dini around 1972. The creator of the plates is believed to be Samuel Anstey. In the early 1900s, Samuel Anstey, the Antigua Boat Sheds proprietor advertised in The Press that he had “70 well-built boats to choose from” and a “Photographic dark room for the use of visitors”. The plates record groups such as visiting theatrical companies, several Christchurch buildings, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a trip through Nelson, Taupo, Auckland and Napier in 1905.


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Archive 892, Series 78, Item 10


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