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Fred Spencer in male dress smoking a pipe. Photographic postcard, 192-.

Date:
[between 1920 and 1929]
Reference:
2064349i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

The British music hall comedian Fred Spencer (fl. 1880-after 1949) was a much-loved pantomime dame for three generations, shown here out of costume. His roles, as Widow Twanky, Jack's mother in Jack and the beanstalk, and the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, were all pretty much interchangeable, and designed to aid as much as possible the physical comedy of his performances

Publication/Creation

[England?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1920 and 1929]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 13.7 x 8.6 cm

Lettering note

Mrs Avis yours truly Fred Spencer 1927 (written in ink, recto)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2064349i

Notes

This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

Languages

  • English

Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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