New Zealand Poster Balls and Poster Costumes

Inspired by a couple of images in Te Papa's Berry & Co photography collection of a man and young woman dressed in advertising costumes, I am currently delving into the development of Poster Balls in New Zealand, and collecting images from around the country.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero  Reference: 31-68724  Photograph by Herman John Schmidt

Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Reference: 31-68724 Photograph by Herman John Schmidt

The first prize for originality in the poster competition—William Bee, general merchant; (2; H. ... [truncated]  Otago Witness , Issue 2660, 8 March 1905, Page 44

The first prize for originality in the poster competition—William Bee, general merchant; (2; H. ... [truncated] Otago Witness , Issue 2660, 8 March 1905, Page 44

MISS M. MACKINTOSH AS " PETONE WOOLLEN MILLS" In Poster March at the Bazaar held in Wellington in aid of Home for Consumptives.   Free Lance, Volume 12 August 1905, Page 14

MISS M. MACKINTOSH AS " PETONE WOOLLEN MILLS" In Poster March at the Bazaar held in Wellington in aid of Home for Consumptives. Free Lance, Volume 12 August 1905, Page 14

MISS METCALF (Of Pollard's Opera Company). As Nelson Moate, and Co.'s Poster— First Prize. —Berry & Co Otago Witness , 18 March 1903, Page 40

MISS METCALF (Of Pollard's Opera Company). As Nelson Moate, and Co.'s Poster— First Prize. —Berry & Co Otago Witness , 18 March 1903, Page 40

Miss Rowley - Nightcaps Coal. First Prize. Otago Witness , 29 June 1904, Page 46

Miss Rowley - Nightcaps Coal. First Prize. Otago Witness , 29 June 1904, Page 46

Miss Ball (R Murie), 4th place Poster Competition. Otago Witness, 29 June 1904, Page 47

Miss Ball (R Murie), 4th place Poster Competition. Otago Witness, 29 June 1904, Page 47

Miss Jane Heath and Miss A Ericsson at the Napier Poster Ball. Free Lance, 13 September 1902, Page 7

Miss Jane Heath and Miss A Ericsson at the Napier Poster Ball. Free Lance, 13 September 1902, Page 7

Poster ball costume advertising Tiger Tea at Palmerston North Poster ball. Otago Witness, 24 September 1902, Page 37

Poster ball costume advertising Tiger Tea at Palmerston North Poster ball. Otago Witness, 24 September 1902, Page 37

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19230329-39-3

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19230329-39-3

STRIKING COSTUMES AT THE HAMILTON BOWLING CLUB'S POSTER BALL, 14 September 1907

STRIKING COSTUMES AT THE HAMILTON BOWLING CLUB'S POSTER BALL, 14 September 1907

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