Willott, Victor Alfred, 1888-1932 :100 years calendar. W Smith & Co. Auckland. Brett Printing Co. Auckland [ca 1909]

1908 - 1910
Willott, Victor Alfred, 1888-1932; Brett Printing and Publishing Company Ltd

Colourful poster has a perpetual calendar in the centre, and is surrounded by advertisements for local businesses of Pukekohe, Papatoetoe, Manurewa, Otahuhu and Papakura. Above the calendar panel is a circular head and shoulders portrait of a clean-shaven Maori chief with facial moko; he is flanked by illustrations of the Scottish thistle and the English rose. Immediately above the calendar is a line of three-leafed clovers, and other illustrations included a boy and girl scout, and two illustrations of a taiaha and long-handled tewhatewha together.

Advertising businesses include:

Pukekohe: Herb Brunton, hairdresser and merchant; J Adams & Sons, butchers; H Dell & Sons, saddlers; R Miller, tailor; Frank Perkins & Co, grocers; W Wright, watchmaker

Manurewa: Grand View Accommodation House; D R Tabot & Sons, storekeepers

Otahuhu: B Jenkins, tailor; T Jameson, bicycle builder

Papatoetoe: J Hunter, plumber and gasfitter; S E Moe, motorcycle shop; Frank H Wells, building contractor; W J Dilworth, saddler; G Rawnsley, boot and shoe maker

Papakura: Richardson Bros, Papakura Steam Joinery Factory; Papakura Hotel (Mrs W A Waterman, proprietress); A Watson, boot and shoe emporium

Text refers to 1906 in the past. The artist Victor Willot was 21 in 1909. Mrs Waterman of the Papakura Hotel died in 1915 aged 74 (information from Papers Past).

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Chromolithograph, on sheet 780 x 580 mm.

Provenance: Purchased from a private owner, June 2013.

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1 colour art print(s), Ephemera, Chromolithographs, Posters, Calendars, Portraits, Chromolithograph, on sheet 780 x 580 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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