so when was the pic taken? 2008? It looks too good - the dalmatian dog between men, harnesses, and spotless wagon wheels. Or am I too suspicious this is a brewery ad? I concede - and note - you don't claim it's a 1860s pic. Doubt anybody would've transported beer by wagon in 1860s... a job for coastal shipping.
No idea when it was taken, but the film speed indicated by the water spray would indicate a much later date than the 1860s.The original framed photograph bears the label of a defunct Papanui picture framer on the reverse, so it's not that recent.But you're certainly right about transporting beer by coastal shipping in that period. The possibility of a staged Brewery event would therefore appear most likely.
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