A steamroller flattens a macadam surface (a mixture of metal and clay cement) on a Hastings street in the late 19th century. Macadam was the most common street surface until the introduction of asphalt or bitumen surfaces in the early 1900s.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, H. N. Whitehead Collection (PAColl-3068)
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Photograph by Henry Norford Whitehead
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