Name/TitlePhotograph [Tom Shepherd's Military Funeral Procession, 1923]
About this objectA copy of a black and white photograph capturing a moment in a funeral procession heading towards the Mataura Cemetery along Crawford Road. The cortège was for World War One veteran Thomas Shepherd. Tom was only 25 years old when he died in November 1923.
According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' (pg. 457) funerals in those early years were attended by all the local men who would all follow the horse-drawn hearse up to the cemetery. It was the accepted thing that women did not attend the burial.
Place MadeNew Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura
MakerClayton, Charles (Gore)
Formatphotograph, black and white
Medium and Materialsprocessed material, paper
Inscription and MarksHandwritten on front of photograph, photographer's name and note: 'CLAYTON / No. 1'
On reverse of photograph:
on a white sticker, handwritten in pen - 'FUNERAL Tom Shepherd / DIED 14th Nov. 1923 / Aged 25yrs. ' Donated by A Barclay'
handwritten in blue pen - 'E33 - 31'
Measurementsh 224mm x w 245mm
Subject and Association Keywordsclothing/fashion/costume/dress
Subject and Association Keywordsmilitary/world war one
Subject and Association Keywordspeople
Subject and Association Keywordsgenealogy/personal and family names
Credit LineFrom the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.