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New Zealand Poster Balls and Poster Costumes

Collection by Claire Regnault

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Inspired by a couple of images in Te Papa's Berry & Co photography collection of a man and young woman dressed in advertising costumes, I am currently delving into the development of Poster Balls in New Zealand, and collecting images from around the country.

Woman, on roller skates, advertising Osram light bulbs. Shows her wearing a hat decorated with pictures of street lamps and holding a poster that reads: "Osram. Last longest - beat gas". Other posters are attached to her dress. Photograph taken circa Wearing A Hat, Decorating With Pictures, Antique Lamps, Street Lamp, Vintage Market, Vintage Advertisements, Old Photos, Bulbs, New Zealand

Ref: 1/2-049688-G Woman, on roller skates, advertising Osram light bulbs. Shows her wearing a hat decorated with pictures of street lamps and holding a poster that reads: "Osram. Last longest - beat gas". Other posters are attached to her dress. Photograph taken circa 1915-1922, by Steffano Webb of Christchurch.

Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Reference: Photograph by Herman John Schmidt Rugby Sevens, Fancy Dress Ball, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Fashion, City Library, Central City, For Sale Sign, Auckland, Slow Fashion

Wearable real estate advertisement

Miss Laking wears an elaborate costume to advertise Auckland real estate company Thomas Hanna & Co., in 1911. Hand-painted panels on her dress depict houses and farms, her hat is a model of a villa with a ‘for sale’ sign, and she holds an open fan with the firm’s name on it...

Woman advertising Wanganui's Telsa photographic studios, circa She wears a hat with a sign reading `Tesla Studios', a dress covered with photographic prints, and roller skates. She holds a camera on a tripod. Photograph taken by Telsa Studios. Vintage Photo Album, Vintage Photos, Photographic Studio, Photographic Prints, Wearing A Hat, Interesting History, Vintage Market, Historical Costume, Love Photos

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Ref: 1/1-021275-G Woman advertising Wanganui's Telsa photographic studios, circa 1910. She wears a hat with a sign reading `Tesla Studios', a dress covered with photographic prints, and roller skates. She holds a camera on a tripod. Photograph taken by Telsa Studios, which operated 1908 to 1955. This photo might be of Miss M Burden who tied for Best Poster Costume at a fancy dress and poster carnival held at the Olympia Rink, Hastings, March 1912.

These women, who are advertising Allan & Co's Music Warehouse won the prize design at the Great Poster ball held in Melbourne in September 1900. The novel nature of the fund-raising ball was reported throughout New Zealand, and by 1901 Poster Balls were being held throughout the country. Dresses Australia, New Zealand, Fashion Brands, Strapless Dress, Costumes, Couples, Raising, Warehouse, Womens Fashion

These women, who are advertising Allan & Co's Music Warehouse won the prize design at the Great Poster ball held in Melbourne in September 1900. The novel nature of the fund-raising ball was reported throughout New Zealand, and by 1901 Poster Balls were being held throughout the country.

In 1906 Wellington's Elite Skating Rink, offered prizes of ball-bearing skates for the best fancy dress costume, the best poster costume and the most graceful skater. Best Fancy Dress Costumes, Cool Posters, New Zealand, Advertising, Skating Rink, Polish, Statue, Woman, Studio

Woman advertising boot polish. Zak's Photography Studio, 1907-1915, Wellington. PS.003414

Miss Rowley - Nightcaps Coal. First Prize. Otago Witness , 29 June Page 46 29 June, First Prize, New Zealand, Balls, Costumes, Poster, Photography, Image, Photograph

Miss Rowley - Nightcaps Coal. First Prize. Otago Witness , 29 June 1904, Page 46

Miss Ball (R Murie), place Poster Competition. Otago Witness, 29 June Page 47 Poster Competition, 29 June, New Zealand, Balls, Darth Vader, Costumes, Photography, Fictional Characters, Inspiration

Miss Ball (R Murie), 4th place Poster Competition. Otago Witness, 29 June 1904, Page 47

Dunlop Tyre Man figure in rubber costume, on roller skates, Ref: Photograph taken by the Steffano Webb Photographic Studio, Christchurch Tired Man, Man Figure, Photographic Studio, Vintage Market, Historical Costume, Skates, Fancy Dress, New Zealand, Costumes

Dunlop Tyre Man figure in rubber costume, on roller skates, 1911. Ref: 1/1-009249-G Photograph taken by the Steffano Webb Photographic Studio, Christchurch

A child, Ian Crane, dressed as a tube of Colgate toothpaste, photographed ca by J A Jacques. Quantity: 1 colour original transparency/ie. Fancy Dress, Dress Up, Colgate Toothpaste, Historical Costume, Crane, New Zealand, Tube, The Past, Costumes

A child, Ian Crane, dressed as a tube of Colgate toothpaste, photographed ca 1953-1955 by J A Jacques.

The first prize for originality in the poster competition—William Bee, general merchant; [truncated] Otago Witness , Issue 8 March Page 44 Poster Competition, First Prize, 8th Of March, New Zealand, Balls, Bee, Costumes, Photography, Painting

The first prize for originality in the poster competition—William Bee, general merchant; (2; H. ... [truncated] Otago Witness , Issue 2660, 8 March 1905, Page 44

Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 83 publications from all regions of New Zealand. Woolen Mills, New Zealand, Balls, Past, March, Costumes, Free, Image, Past Tense

Papers Past

Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 83 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

MISS METCALF (Of Pollard's Opera Company). As Nelson Moate, and Co.'s Poster— First Prize. —Berry & Co Otago Witness , 18 March 1903, Page 40 First Prize, New Zealand, Berry, Balls, March, Costumes, Pure Products, Poster, Photography

MISS METCALF (Of Pollard's Opera Company). As Nelson Moate, and Co.'s Poster— First Prize. —Berry & Co Otago Witness , 18 March 1903, Page 40

Miss Jane Heath and Miss A Ericsson at the Napier Poster Ball. Free Lance, 13 September Page 7 New Zealand, Balls, September, Costumes, Poster, Photography, Free, Inspiration, Image

Miss Jane Heath and Miss A Ericsson at the Napier Poster Ball. Free Lance, 13 September 1902, Page 7

Poster ball costume advertising Tiger Tea at Palmerston North Poster ball. Otago Witness, 24 September Page 37 24 September, New Zealand, Balls, Advertising, Darth Vader, Costumes, Poster, Photography, Fictional Characters

Poster ball costume advertising Tiger Tea at Palmerston North Poster ball. Otago Witness, 24 September 1902, Page 37

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19230329-39-3 Carnival Posters, Auckland, Heritage Image, Image Collection, Exhibit, Libraries, New Zealand, Piano

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19230329-39-3

STRIKING COSTUMES AT THE HAMILTON BOWLING CLUB'S POSTER BALL, 14 September 1907 Club Poster, Bowling, Hamilton, New Zealand, Balls, September, Costumes, Photography, Painting

STRIKING COSTUMES AT THE HAMILTON BOWLING CLUB'S POSTER BALL, 14 September 1907