Another Derby Derby?
Caricatures of well known personalities of the turf caricatured by Mel before the Epsom Derby of 1928. Clockwise from top left - Sir Abe Bailey, owner of Advocate, Lord Dewar, owner of Sunny Trace, the champion jockey Gordon Richards in Lord Glanely's colours, Old Kate, Lord Lonsdale, the trainer Stanley Wootton, W. Jarvis, manager of the royal stables, Major Fetherstonhaugh, the Aga Khan, Lord Astor, the jockeys Joe Childs, Brownie Carslake and M. Beary, Solly Joel and his trainer, Walter Earl. Date: 1928
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Atlas and Vulcana music hall strongman, strongwoman
Atlas (William Roberts) and Vulcana (Kate Williams) performed shows of strength and classic poses. They toured Britain, Europe and Australia with the Atlas and Vulcana Group of Society Athletes. They had six children, some of whom performed with them. Date: circa 1913
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Cousin Kate by Hubert Henry Davies
Cousin Kate by Hubert Henry Davies. First produced at the Haymarket Theatre on 18th June 1903. Directed by Percy Hutchison, with arrangement by Messrs. Harrison and Maude. Kate sees Heath about to enter through the window. The caption reads, What are you doing here? You shouldnt have followed me. See the same undated David Allen catalogue no. 710 (18-sheet). Date: 1903 ?
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