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  • Description

    Postcard printed with a photograph (black and white); a man, C W Casey, outdoors standing on a log, bending over chopping a log with an axe; he wears a cap, sleeveless shirt, trousers and leather shoes; New Zealand.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1900 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14 centimetres
    • Width: 9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        front of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        No. 151 C.W. Casey. World's Champion Underhand Axeman.
        Jones & Coleman, 144 Queen Street, Auckland.
      • Inscription Comment

        green ink, printed
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        New Zealand Post Card
        This space may be used for communication in N.Z. or British Empire.

        The Address only to be written here.
        Penny Stamp
        Printed in Germany
      • Inscription Comment

        Black ink, printed
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography/date: There is mention of C.W. Casey in the following newspapers: Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, Issue 7602, 31 October 1902, AXEMEN'S CAKMTAIi, Page 2. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LVIII, Issue LVIII, 23 December 1909, THE AXEMEN'S CARNIVAL, Page 4. In both papers he is mentioned related to his role as competative axeman. the date of these articles puts the image of casey on this postcard circa 1900s.


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  • Acquisition notes

    46 photographs from New Zealand, mostly Maoris, dating from the period 1860-1920. Most are in carte de visite and postcard format, and are portraits. They were purchased by the donor c 1985-2005 usually individually at book ad photograph fairs, and elsewhere in and around London.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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  • Additional IDs

    • 151 (photographer's series number)
Postcard (black and white); a line of Maori men outdoors performing a haka (dance) wearing piupiu (flax skirts); New Zealand.

Postcard (black and white); a line of Maori men outdoors performing a haka (dance) wearing piupiu (flax skirts); New Zealand. Printed

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