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ID: 700001712Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Ballarat Street, Queenstown, NZ, flooded 1878 (wet collodion negative; photographer: William P. Hart (New Zealand photographer, 184...; 1878; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; C.014174)
Note: Long before photographs were used in newspapers, William Hart took this picture of Queenstown in flood. Like so many news images of later times, it draws on the extraordinary spectacle of people boating in an urban street, and in this case, even the possibility that a ship might be about to literally steam into town. Photography was still a relative novelty, so the townsfolk were out in force to be recorded for posterity. Their presence reinforces the sense in which photography can be both witness and performance.
Titles:
Ballarat Street, Queenstown, NZ, flooded 1878 (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
wet collodion negative [300134674] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, photographs, <photographs by form>, negatives (photographic), <negatives by process>)
documentary photograph [300264341]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, photographs, <photographs by function>)
black-and-white negative [300128343]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, photographs, <photographs by form>, negatives (photographic), <negatives by color>)

Classifications:
photographs (preferred)

Creation Date: 1878

Creator Display:
photographer: William P. Hart (New Zealand photographer, 1845-1926); studio: Hart, Campbell & Co [preferred,VP]
photographer Hart, William P. (New Zealand photographer, 1845-1926) [500354663]
photography studio Hart, Campbell & Co (New Zealand photography studio, 1879-1885) [500354664]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: C.014174
Credit Line: Purchased 1943
Display Materials: black and white collodion glass negative
photographic plates [300127369]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, photographic materials)
sheet glass [300010824]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, glass (material), <glass by form>)
silver (metal) [300011029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <silver and silver alloy>)
collodion [300127347]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, organic material, plastic (organic material), <plastic by property>, thermoplastic, cellulosic)
black-and-white photography [300162056]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, photography and photographic processes and techniques, photographic techniques)
wet collodion process [300133299]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, photography and photographic processes and techniques, photographic processes, collodion processes)

Dimensions: whole plate (1/1)
General Subject:
cityscape (preferred )
event

Specific Subjects:
town [300008375]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, inhabited places, <settlements by form>, <settlements by form: scale>) (AAT)
flood (natural event) [300054731]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), natural events) (AAT)
Term Not Found
..... TGN Candidate

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Ballarat Street, Queenstown, NZ, flooded 1878........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=18969
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 14 August 2012
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