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Troupe Collection

Background imageTroupe Collection: Heather Thatcher in The Cabaret Girl 1922

Heather Thatcher in The Cabaret Girl 1922
Heather Thatcher (1896 1987), English actress in theatre and films. Making a very fascinating member of the All-Night Folly Troupe in a musical comedy The Cabaret Girl, at the Winter Garden Threatre

Background imageTroupe Collection: Dolly Sisters and chorus in Diamond tableaux

Dolly Sisters and chorus in Diamond tableaux
The Dolly Sisters wearing creations by Jean Patou and chorus in the tableaux La Mine Diamants (Diamond Mine), Paris En Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageTroupe Collection: Pilgrims Depart / Chaucer

Pilgrims Depart / Chaucer
The Canterbury Pilgrims depart the Tabard Inn, Southwark and head away from London into Kent

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Leslie Girls dance troupe

The Leslie Girls dance troupe - Ella, Dris, Ann, Joyce, Gladys, Georgina, Dulcie, Tlly, Winnie and Kitty. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTroupe Collection: Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe

Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe refined trick cyclists. One bicycle in photograph with the lady cyclists wearing ruched shorts to the knee, long sleeved blouses, tights and flat shoes

Background imageTroupe Collection: A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania

A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania
Somewhere in France - a concert behind the lines. A concert troupe or divisional entertainment company often made up of a mix of professional and amateur actors

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Boganny Troupe

The Boganny Troupe, otherwise known as The Lunatic Bakers. The five members rest their chins on the rungs of a ladder and pull faces for the camera

Background imageTroupe Collection: Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers

Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers on tour in Great Britain. Date: 1904

Background imageTroupe Collection: Basque Dancing Men

Basque Dancing Men
A troupe of male dancers from the Basque region (Pyrenees), France. Date: 1930s

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Promenade Percies

The Promenade Percies
A motorcycle acrobat troupe called The Promenade Percies practise their act involving balance on a trapeze attached to the bike

Background imageTroupe Collection: Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey

Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey. Zeibeks or sometimes Zeybeks were irregular militia and guerilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire. Date: 1901

Background imageTroupe Collection: Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of one of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageTroupe Collection: Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of two of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageTroupe Collection: A group of Albertina Rasch girls, 1928

A group of Albertina Rasch girls, 1928
A group of Albertina Rasch dancing girls, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageTroupe Collection: Cover of Dance Magazine, Sept 1930 showing a chorus line

Cover of Dance Magazine, Sept 1930 showing a chorus line
Cover of Dance Magazine, September 1930 showing a chorus line. Artwork by Rita Leach Date: 1930

Background imageTroupe Collection: Signorita Galetti and her troupe of the worlds greatest per

Signorita Galetti and her troupe of the worlds greatest performing monkeys. Date c1892

Background imageTroupe Collection: British Army Pierrot Troupe - WWI

British Army Pierrot Troupe - WWI
British Army Pierrot Troupe, from the British Expeditionary Force of 1917 Date: 1917

Background imageTroupe Collection: C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich

C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich
circa 1910s

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Demon Machine Dance performed by the Bodenwieser

The Demon Machine Dance performed by the Bodenwieser Ensemble during a summer season in London, 1929 Date: 1929

Background imageTroupe Collection: Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Minstrels

Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Minstrels
Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Black Diamond Minstrels - Minstrel Troupe comprising Dr White Eyes himself in academic robes and holding a banjo (one eye white, one black), two jovial ladies

Background imageTroupe Collection: Members of the Ballet Montmartre pose for artist, Harrogate

Members of the Ballet Montmartre pose for artist, Harrogate
Members of the Ballet Montmartre (on tour in the UK as part of an all-French Variety Bill) pose for Hungarian Artist Jean-Georges Simon in Harrogate

Background imageTroupe Collection: Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia as a cadet sailor

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia as a cadet sailor
Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904-1918) (third from right) with his troupe of sailor cadets'. Date: circa 1913

Background imageTroupe Collection: Finnish Gymnasts

Finnish Gymnasts
A team of female gymnasts from Finland, touring the UK with a gymnastic display. Date: 1933

Background imageTroupe Collection: Siamese Theatre, actors, troupe, Siam, Thailand

Siamese Theatre, actors, troupe, Siam, Thailand
Vintage 19th century photograph: Siamese Theatre, actors, troupe, Siam, Thailand

Background imageTroupe Collection: Alda and Doret, acrobatic performers, sensational, unique, and thrilling

Alda and Doret, acrobatic performers, sensational, unique, and thrilling, the act without duplicate Date: 1934

Background imageTroupe Collection: Les Terrianos, acrobatic troupe, really sensational Date: 1934

Les Terrianos, acrobatic troupe, really sensational Date: 1934

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Grotesques, pierrot troupe Date: circa 1914

The Grotesques, pierrot troupe Date: circa 1914

Background imageTroupe Collection: Three dancing scenes - one from a Universal Movie

Three dancing scenes - one from a Universal Movie
Three dancing scenes from 1929 - top from the Universal Pictures film Broadway with Glen Tryon (Universals first talking picture with technicolour sequences)

Background imageTroupe Collection: The dancing girls in Honey - an RKO presentation

The dancing girls in Honey - an RKO presentation stage show, USA, 1929 Date: 1929

Background imageTroupe Collection: Advert for Max Factors makeup featuring the Albertina

Advert for Max Factors makeup featuring the Albertina Rasch dancers, 1930 in MGMs The Rogue Song Date: 1930

Background imageTroupe Collection: A portrait of the dancer instructor Albertina

A portrait of the dancer instructor Albertina Rasch and two sequences from Rogue Song (MGM 1930) Date: 1930

Background imageTroupe Collection: Advert for Albertina Rasch Studios and her dancers

Advert for Albertina Rasch Studios and her dancers featured in Hollywood film, 1930 for MGM and Paramount Date: 1930

Background imageTroupe Collection: The dancers from the Isadora Duncan Moscow school of dancing

The dancers from the Isadora Duncan Moscow school of dancing, 1930 on their second American tour under S. Hurok Date: 1929

Background imageTroupe Collection: Photograph of Chester Hales ballet at the Capitol

Photograph of Chester Hales ballet at the Capitol Theatre, New York, 1931 Date: 1931

Background imageTroupe Collection: The 24 Mangan-Tillerettes - an English dancing

The 24 Mangan-Tillerettes - an English dancing troupe appearing on the European Paramount Film Theatre chain, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageTroupe Collection: Acrobats, gymnasts and clown, 1st Hampshire Regiment

Acrobats, gymnasts and clown, 1st Hampshire Regiment
Acrobats, gymnasts and clowns - circus troupe 1st Hampshire Regiment of the British Army, c.1900

Background imageTroupe Collection: A band, most of whom are wearing disguise of heavy eyebrows and moustaches

A band, most of whom are wearing disguise of heavy eyebrows and moustaches, presumably a gimmick during a performance, or just for the hell of it

Background imageTroupe Collection: The late Duke of Cambridges carriage which was put up for auction in 1904 fetching a

The late Duke of Cambridges carriage which was put up for auction in 1904 fetching a price of just 21. The carriage was bought by Fred Karno and his entertainment troupe. Date: 1904

Background imageTroupe Collection: An all-girl pierrot troupe from the First World War, together with one chap

An all-girl pierrot troupe from the First World War, together with one chap (who is perhaps their musician?). The back of the postcard goes

Background imageTroupe Collection: The Hoffman Girls in rehearsals

The Hoffman Girls in rehearsals
The Hoffman Girls, the dance troupe founded, managed and choreographed by Gertrude Hoffman, pictured in rehearsals for Leap Year which had had a successful run at the London Hippodrome

Background imageTroupe Collection: Sketches at the Hippodrome, 1909 by Norman Morrow

Sketches at the Hippodrome, 1909 by Norman Morrow
Various performers at the re-opened London Hippodrome in August 1909. Acts included the Ahearn Troupe who seem to be comedy cyclists, The Marvellous Schenk Brothers, Braatz Performing Dogs

Background imageTroupe Collection: Captain Woodwards seals at the London Hippodrome

Captain Woodwards seals at the London Hippodrome
Two of Captain Woodwards performing seals at the London Hippodrome demonstrating their balancing skills. Date: 1903

Background imageTroupe Collection: Captain Woodward & his seals at the London Hippodrome

Captain Woodward & his seals at the London Hippodrome
Captain Woodward (called Dr. Woodward here), with his troupe of trained seals, seen shaking hands/flippers with one of them at the time they were delighting audiences at the London Hippodrome

Background imageTroupe Collection: Group photo, The Romps, at Preston, Lancashire

Group photo, The Romps, at Preston, Lancashire
A group of women performers called The Romps, seen here at Preston in October 1912. Vera Vivian is standing third from the right. 1912

Background imageTroupe Collection: Madamoiselle Eglantines Troupe

Madamoiselle Eglantines Troupe
This poster was commissioned by the cabaret dancer, Jane Avril, to advertise her appearance with the Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine. Artist: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Date: 1896

Background imageTroupe Collection: Japanese warriors in red and black armour

Japanese warriors in red and black armour
A troupe of Japanese warriors in red and black armour - The Story of the Mikado by Ws Gilbert. 1921

Background imageTroupe Collection: Maud Atlas music hall strongwoman

Maud Atlas music hall strongwoman
Maud Atlas daughter of Atlas and Vulcana and one of the Atlas troupe. She and her sister Gwen are billed as strong-girls and assisted their parents in feats of strength. Date: circa1910

Background imageTroupe Collection: Silhouette, Circus Acrobats

Silhouette, Circus Acrobats. early 19th century



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