Rare pre 1886 New Zealand Pink terraces at Rotomahana Tarawera Albumen monted photo .
Rare pre eruption 1886 Pink Terrace Rotomahana New Zealand albumen mounted photo
Superb Pre 1886 pre eruption photo albumen mounted of the pink terraces at Rotomahana ,these destroyed in 1886 in the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Possibly taken in 1884 as others we have are hand dated to that year just 18 months before the destruction.
The albumen photo measures 190mm x 148mm approx and on mount card measures 320mm x250mm approx.
Hand written identified at bottom left of the photo ,hand number 20.I do not see a photographers name but we think it is the Burton bros of Dunedin who has the next image of Rotomahana idenfied and numbered 21, the next in the album.
Some toning spotting is noted to the mounting ,the photo appears fine.
This can only be sent New Zealand and courier .