Gorgeous

Lydia Myrtle Williams in a hammock, Napier

Lydia Myrtle Williams, reclining in a hammock with a book and a fan, in the garden of the house in Carlyle Street, Napier, circa 1889. Photograph taken by her husband, William Williams.

Women picnicking on cups of tea, scones, apples and cake, probably in Auckland, circa 1910. They have beautiful smiles.

Women picnicking on cups of tea, scones, apples and cake, probably in Auckland, circa 1910. Photographer unidentified.

Came across these gorgeous images in the National Library of New Zealand’s Manuscripts and Pictorial website by searching for “women recreation”.

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