Highlights from the Samuel Anstey collection of glass plate negatives. Anstey was an early Antigua Boat Sheds owner who took many photos creating a remarkable record of the early 1900's.
Horse and foal feeding on hay in paddocks at "Hillwood" with Port Hills and Castle Rock in background.
Tender documents from the Christchurch Tramway Board, 1903, containing information, specifications and contractual conditions for contractors interested in applying to manufacture and supply...
Newspaper caption: The tunnel, for which the contract has just been let to Messrs J. McLean and Sons for £599,794, will be 17 feet high, 15 feet wide, and 5 miles 25 chains 12 feet in length. It will...
I think this may be taken on the section at Diamond Harbor, where my grandfather (William Howarth) built a bach. Not sure of the year.
View along the Avon River towards the Madras Street bridge with Cambridge Terrace to the left.
Three women and one man in a rowboat on the Avon River, approaching the Botanic gardens footbridge.
Four women on the veranda of a weatherboard house.
Woman and two dogs in a garden. Woman is keeping the attention of the dogs by holding what appears to be a food treat.
Two women sitting, one with a parasol, and one standing in a garden.
One women seated on ground, two standing and one sitting on a seat in a garden. One woman is older and in mourning dress.
One women seated on ground, one standing and two sitting on seats in a garden. One woman is older and in mourning dress.
One woman standing and two women sitting, one with a parasol, in a garden.
Two women standing, one with a parasol, and one woman sitting in a garden. Buildings are visible in the background.
Wreath with word the Mizpah on a ribbon underneath it. Word and ribbon appear to have been drawn onto a copy of the negative. Mizpah is Hebrew for 'Watchtower" and can be used to represent the...
Four women of the McNie family on the veranda of a weatherboard house. Two are standing and two are seated.
View of the Curator's House and of a path leading from Rolleston Avenue into the Botanic gardens.
Four men including Mr Lacy and W. Weston (reclining on the ground) in Hagley Park.
Portrait of an unidentified older bearded man seated in a garden.
Wreath on a curling sheet of paper with Happy Christmas written below it.
Stereograph of a man and woman in a rowboat on the Avon River near the Antigua Boat Sheds and Antigua Bridge. Drawn up boats, a bicycle and other figures are in the background.
View of the Antigua Bridge and Antigua Boat Sheds, viewed from the Botanic Gardens side of the Avon River.