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Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :Lambton Quay, Wellington. The Mouldy Boot. The Golden Boot. [1852?]

Reference Number: E-455-f-052-2

View from the beach of the North end of Lambton Quay, just outside Alzdorf's Hotel and John Pearse's early residence after arrival in Wellington. Alzdorf is speaking to Pearse, as the inscription below describes: 'Exclamation of Baron Alzdorf on observing J[ohn] P[earse]'s boot hung out from his bedroom window to dry when wet through; J. P. having forgotten that the signs of 'The Golden Boot' [a bootmaker's] and 'The Mouldy Boot' were not far off. 'De Debil! dere is de gold boot - dere is de mouldy boot - and dere is de dirty boot!!'. The picture includes the artist's wet boot hanging from his top floor window and the two shop signs to left and right of the view

Key terms:
1 image, related to Charles Ernest Alzdorf, John Pearse, George Edmund Blaker, Lambton Quay, Germans - New Zealand, Boots, Streets - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Hotels - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Wit and humour and Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :Residence of Lieut Gov. Eyre [and] Lambton Quay [Between 1851 and 1856], Reference Number E-455-f-052 (1 digitised items)
Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856], Reference Number E-455-f (76 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink & wash, 147 x 275 mm. Art works

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