Crowd in Willis Street, Wellington, awaiting the results of the 1931 general election, 1931

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Photographer: William Hall Raine
Crowd in Willis Street, Wellington, awaiting the results of the 1931 general election, 1931
Reference number: 1/1-004500-G
Dry plate glass negative
Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library

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  1. Ed Gilvarte 48 months ago | reply

    streets a'brimm'n. better than an organized parade.

  2. Arlington_TMcK 47 months ago | reply

    There wouldn't be a crowd like that in Wellington until 'Return of the King' premiered about seventy years later. Minus the hats.

  3. Gustav Gullberg 46 months ago | reply

    Hats are the best! Wish I'd lived back then just so I could've admired all the hats up-close.

  4. xon_fedaa 46 months ago | reply

    And I thought modern traffic jams were bad!

  5. Michaela Edwards 45 months ago | reply

    I do love a man in a hat... i would have had trouble in those days.

  6. terefi1 43 months ago | reply

    woow is really nice

  7. me_suz 40 months ago | reply


  8. robert (Bobby)powell 40 months ago | reply

    I think that guy has my hat on.

  9. Swift Bitness 37 months ago | reply

    I wonder what was the emotion of the crowd, they seem to be poseing almost or aleast pretty calm waiting patiently. Iwonder was it quiet at the time of the photo and did the flash echo? Im talkin about the shot from behind.

  10. navalstone 37 months ago | reply

    wow, great!! love the hat! it's like from the hitman blood and money game.
    fitness first janitor

  11. ϟ ѕαƒє тσ вяєαтнє ϟ 35 months ago | reply

    oh my oh my! the hats are taking overrrr :O

  12. R.W. Tjerkstra 33 months ago | reply

    It's only men! Where is the other 50% of the population?

  13. Arlington_TMcK 30 months ago | reply

    In 1931 New Zealand, who knows? This might be a crowd entirely comprised of Fedora sportin' Kiwi women.

  14. shadow_mason 30 months ago | reply

    damn... great interactivity... and use of the tools provided by flickr. genius!

  15. Kurt Sadjina [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

    What a great shot!

  16. zaphad1 25 months ago | reply

    I cant get over that flash gun!!!
    They dont make them like that anymore lol!

  17. AndreyBoyar 23 months ago | reply

    there is the same frame in a movie by V.Pudovkin!

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