Item #CL199-71 P.G. Smith As Tweedlepunch
P.G. Smith As Tweedlepunch
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P.G. Smith As Tweedlepunch

1913. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, text including caption and “G.A. Solomons” photographer’s line on backing below image and verso, 9.1 x 5cm. Missing lower left corner, slight foxing to photograph and backing.

Text reads “My photograph. Photo by ‘Sol.’ [George Albert Solomons (1891-1939)] The famous photographer. Studio and framing works at Peel St, Tamworth [NSW].”

Tweedlepunch, a detective “disguised as a travelling showman, phrenologist, hypnotist, and palmist” is a character from the Edwardian musical comedy Florodora. The Tamworth Musical Society put on a production of the show in September 1913, with P.G. Smith playing Tweedlepunch. Ref: Wiki; The Tamworth Daily Observer, 10.9.1913, SMH, 12.11.1923.

Item #CL199-71

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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