“Mrs B Captain, Ekins and garden, Savage Crescent,” Upper Hutt, New Zealand, ca. early to mid 20th c., by J.W. Chapman-Taylor, via Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa.
I wonder if the wooden crates stacked up on the left indicate that this was a market garden, which were common in the Hutt Valley until the 1940s.
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Chapman-Taylor was an important New Zealand domestic architect, builder, furniture designer, and photographer who lived in the Valley in the mid 1930s.
Brian Brake in the garden (looking a bit apprehensively at what I think is a cat), probably Wellington, New Zealand, 1927-1928, photographer unknown, via Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa.
Brian grew up to be an internationally recognized photojournalist.
Wellington garden with irises, November 17, 1935, by Leslie Adkin, via Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).