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Brown, Thompson & Co :The Wainui water. Brown, Thompson & Co., Litho. Wellington, [1884]

Reference Number: B-034-020

A series of humorous sketches, showing how the water-supply in Wellington was affected after the reservoir was built. In the centre is a view of the Wainuiomata Reservoir, and from top left around this image are a view of the by-wash (overflow from the water storage system, newly-installed), then a series of before and after views. The 'before' views include a man taking a bath with difficulty, fireman being unable to extinguish a house fire, street lights casting a gloomy light. The 'after' views show a man having a copious shower, a fire being extinguished with copious water and a bright street light. The improvements are credited to an unidentified man, possibly the City Engineer. His back view shows, with very little hair.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Brown, Thompson & Company (Wellington), Wellington City, Wainuiomata, Reservoirs, Water-supply - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Baldness, Street lighting, Water, Showers (Plumbing fixtures), Baths, Fire fighters and Fires.

Part of:
Brown, Thompson & Co :The Wainui water. Brown, Thompson & Co., Litho. Wellington, [1884], Reference Number B-034-020 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Lithograph, 15 x 20 inches. Single art work

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