George H. Chirgwin know as 'the White-Eyed Kaffir'
George H. Chirgwin (14 December 1854 17 November 1922) was a popular British music hall star billed as "the White-Eyed Kaffir", a black face minstrel act. He adopted the white diamond on his blacked up face as a trade mark after it came about by accident. Chirgwin appeared in the first Royal Variety Command Performance in 1912. This striking image is one by Alick P.F. Ritchie (1868-1938) in a series of music hall personalities. Date: 1800s, 1900s?
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Austrian Musical Trio - 'Original Wiener Schrammeln'
Austrian Musical Trio - 'Original Wiener Schrammeln'. Schrammelmusik is a style of Viennese folk music originating in the late nineteenth century and still performed in present-day Austria. The style is named for the prolific folk composers Johann and Josef Schrammel. A typical Schrammelmusik ensemble consists of two violins (only one seen here) or fiddles, a double-necked contraguitar (pictured here), and a G clarinet. Often a button accordion, called a Schrammelharmonika, is included (as pictured on this card). Date: circa 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Harrow and Sowing Fiddle
Harrow and Sowing Fiddle - same view as WAG 3101, an Agricultural scene of a man using a fiddle sower with a girl carrying a bucket of seeds, to the right is a man and horse pulling a Harrow. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s
© National Museums NI / Mary Evans
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