Lydia and William Williams with their banjos, Carlyle Street, Napier

Lydia and William Williams with their banjos, Carlyle Street, Napier
[ca 1890]

Lydia and William Williams, with their banjos, in the back yard of their cottage at Carlyle Street, Napier, circa 1890. Photograph taken by Lydia's husband, William Williams.

Exhibited in 'Lydia' photographic exhibition held 17 July - 25 September in 1993, first floor foyer, National Library. Showed images of Lydia Myrtle Williams, wife of the photographer William Williams.

Because of their musical ability, they [Lydia and William] were known as Mr and Mrs "Banjo" Williams. Lydia's own instrument is a commercially manufactured one, but Edgar has recorded that William made his own banjo. (Caption from the exhibition 'Lydia')

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Glass negative

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