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
Violin accesories, Wurlitzer
Violin cases sold by the Wurlitzer company with prices ranging from 12 dollars fifty, to sixty dollars for an alligator skinned, silk lined version in which any mobster would be proud to transport his Tommy gun. Date: 1924
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Accesories, Alligator, Cases, Historical, History, Instrument, Instruments, Music, Musical, Silk, Skin, String, Violin, Wurlitzer
Alard and Guarnerius del Gesu violins by Stradivarius
Alard and Guarnerius del Gesu violins by Stradivarius. . Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1888. Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was an English musicologist who specialized in the history of the pianoforte and other instruments.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans