Tuesday, February 10, 2015

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs of New Zealand Landscapes in the 1880s

These scenes of New Zealand were taken by George Valentine in the 1880s. He was the son of James Valentine, whose company Valentine & Co. was a leading international publisher of landscape views and postcards. In the 1920s Valentine & Co, published these as a series of miniature views.

Mt Cook and Hooker Glacier, c.1880s

The Drop Scene, Wanganui, c.1880s

Buller Gorge, c.1880s

Otira Gorge, c.1880s

Wairua Falls, c.1880s

Arthur River, Milford Sound, c.1880s

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, c.1880s

Manawatu Gorge, c.1880s

Mt Egmont, Taranaki, c.1880s

Oil Bath, Whakarewarewa, c.1880s

Pohuto Geyser, Rotorua, c.1880s

Mt Ngauruhoe, c.1880s

(via One Mans Treasure)


  1. You can smell these dirty hippies through the photos and all the way into the future.


    Interesting piece of history.

  2. Just once I would love to see me in vintage images... I was there! Before the Haight Ashbury, I was older then I am now... during I was ageless!

  3. More fun than watching the highschool football game.

  4. What a horrible time in American history.

  5. The generation that killed America