Monday, April 27, 2015

Sydney Charles Smith

Sydney Charles Smith was a New Zealand photographer active in the 1910s-1940s.

 A crowd of people at Lyall Bay beach, Wellington. There are some 
children playing on a 'Witches Hat' on the beach, 1929
 Arawa Street, Rotorua, 1923
 Children on the beach, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1929
 Families doing laundry at a relief camp for victims of the 
1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, Palmerston North
Horse drawn carriage collecting shingle at Owhiro Bay, Wellington, ca. 1910

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand 

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! It is a heartwarming feeling to read about history or even better to view it from photos from the past. It gives us a snippet of how life was like back in those days. I bet there are so much differences back then in terms of architecture and transportation. Self storage facilities were not that in demand, and people were mostly mobile by bicycles or foot. I would love to see photos of that.