This carte de visite by Davis - Wanganui appears to show a display of firefighting.
Wanted Known.— Davis, Photographic Artist from Wellington and Melbourne, having taken the premises heretofore known as Harding's Portrait Rooms, and effected considerable and necessary alterations is now prepared to execute photographs in every known style, including the instantaneous process for producing those beautful and life-like portraits of children. Portraits in oil or water colour. Special attention is called to this branch as Mr Davis is an artist his patrons can rely on having really good portraits on views. N.B. Sunshine not being necessary, state of the weather no object. DAVIS, Photographer, next the Princess's Theater, Ridgway Street, Wanganui.
Wanganui Herald, Volume XIV, Issue 3738, 15 June 1880