Footlight Notes banner with Doris Stocker

Images from the Footlight Notes Collection Picture Archive are available on request
to serious researchers and publishers only and for which a fee will be invariably charged.

For further information, please e-mail John Culme;
please be sure to type your e-mail address in the message.

* * * * * * * *

no. 625

Saturday, 5 September 2009

images of theatre and other popular entertainment

The Princess's Rifles

a carte de visite photograph (a contemporary copy of a larger print)
of ladies of 'The Princess's Rifles,' who appeared in the pantomime
Jack the Giant Killer; or, Harlequin King Arthur and Ye Knyghts of Ye Rounde Table,
produced by Augustus Harris at the Princess's Theatre, Oxford Street, London, at Christmas 1859

(photo: Camille Silvy, London, 1859/60;
retailed by Lacy, Theatrical Bookseller, 89 Strand, London, W.C.)

'The distinguished corps, ''The Princess's, Rifles,'' whose evolutions have been the subject of such general admiration during the run of the Princess's pantomime, have made a handsome volunteer offering of a silver cup to Mr. Augustus Harris, as a testimony to the courtesy and kindness he has evinced to the ladies of the ballet since the theatre has been under his management.'
(Reynolds's Newspaper, London, Sunday, 11 March 1860, p. 5b)

* * * * * * * *

Sign My Guestbook Guestbook by GuestWorld View My Guestbook

Nedstat Counter

© John Culme, 2009