Let’s go to the show

Going to the agricultural show has always been an important event for country people – an opportunity to show people and animals in their best finery.

Dalmuir Prince – champion draught horse stands proud.

Stylish show goers.

The photographs are from the Selwyn district collection, taken from the Weekly press and the Canterbury times between the 1860s and the 1920s. They have been produced as a joint project between Selwyn District Council and Christchurch City Libraries. They were photographed from the newspapers by Stephen Wright.

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