Smoking And Modernism

A DigitalNZ Story by Courtney Johnston

Ever since reading 1950s issues of Architecture Review while working on my Honours dissertation and noticing how the more avant-garde the product being advertised, the more likely the figure in the ad was to be smoking, I have wanted to collate images on this theme.

portraits, writers, cigarettes, glamour, artists

Cleopatra

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Portrait of Ngaio Marsh

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Portrait of a man smoking

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Dennis Knight Turner c1955

Auckland Libraries

Portrait of a pianist (Lili Kraus)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Helen Shaw

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Milne and Choyce millinery

Auckland Libraries

Unidentified woman modelling a hat

Alexander Turnbull Library

Eric Percival Christensen at the Wellington Exhibition

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa