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Group portrait of the 'Digger Pierrots', 1917

Reference Number: 1/2-012913-G

Entertainment group the Digger Pierrots in costume the jackets of which display large silver? ferns. The Pierrot in the centre of the second row has been identified as Dave Kenny. The Pierrot, far left middle row, is possibly Theodore Tresize. 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 and World War, 1914-1918 - Theatre and war.

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 Digger Pierrots, an entertainment group, was formed in 1917 on the Western Front to entertain New Zealand troops 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-032353)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: H220

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