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Vintage photos of:
Circa 1890s. "Edgar Richard Williams, in a play pen tub with toy rabbit alongside, at Viewbank, Maitland Street, Dunedin, NZ." Glass negative by William Williams, one of thousands of photos taken by the Williamses and donated by son Edgar (1891-1983) to the National Library of New Zealand. View full size.