Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 28 February 2009

Henry A. Lytton (1865-1936),
English actor and singer, celebrated for his Gilbert & Sullivan roles,
and his daughter Ida Lytton, actress and singer

Henry A. Lytton, Ida Lytton

Henry A. Lytton and his daughter, Ida Lytton

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, circa 1905)

This real photograph postcard, which has been autographed by Henry A. Lytton, is no. 1298 A of the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd's Rotary Photographic Series, published in London about 1905.

A recording of husband and wife, Henry Lytton and Louie Henri with their 'cover' version of the 'Quarrelling Duet' by Paul A. Rubens, with lyrics by Percy Greenbank, from the successful musical play A Country Girl, which was first produced at Daly's Theatre, London, on 18 January 1902. (G&T 4084, mx 4669, recorded London, June 1902.) The original singers of this duet were Huntley Wright and Ethel Irving in the characters of Barry and Mme. Sophie.

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