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Group portrait of the kiwi entertainment orchestra with a member of the Digger Pierrots, 1917

Reference Number: 1/2-012912-G

The orchestra of a World War I entertainment group pose with their instruments. In the middle of the first row is David Alexander Kenny, a member of the Digger Pierrots (identified by a descendant). Photograph taken 25 August 1917 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to David Alexander Kenny, Digger Pierrots, Clowns, Vaudeville, Orchestra, World War, 1914-1918 - Theatre and war and Entertainers.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The vaudeville group the Digger Pierrots was formed in 1917 to entertain New Zealand soldiers at the Western Front during World War I.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. WWI. Recreation.(PFP-032351)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: H222

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