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Object: "John Bull (Mr. W. G. Vickers)": ’Armistice Celebrations in Levin, Nov. 13. 1918’. From the album: Family photograph album; 1917 - 1920; Adkin, Leslie

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Title "John Bull (Mr. W. G. Vickers)": ’Armistice Celebrations in Levin, Nov. 13. 1918’. From the album: Family photograph album; 1917 - 1920; Adkin, Leslie
Production Adkin, Leslie (photographer), 13 Nov 1918, Levin
Medium summary black and white photograph, gelatin silver print
Materials silver, photographic gelatin, photographic paper
Classification gelatin silver prints, black-and-white prints, documentary photographs, group portraits
Technique photography, black-and-white photography
Dimensions Image: 72mm (Height) x 95mm (Width)
Support: 72mm (Height) x 95mm (Width)
Credit line Gift of Adkin Family, 1997
Registration number O.031591

This photograph taken by Leslie Adkin shows the people of Levin celebrating the Armistice. Declared on 11 November 1918, this marked the end of the hostilities in Europe.

In his diary entry for 13 November, Adkin noted: 'Peace celebrations + a lovely fine day for the rejoicings. Drove down to Levin about 10 am. Town full of people + a large number in fancy dress.'

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