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Full length portrait of Mr Laurence Abrahams and Mr Joe King....

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Record ID
31-57648

Photographer
Schmidt, Herman John Schmidt, Herman John
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Date
1909

Subjects
Sixes and Sevens Opera Company, Portraits, Costume, Judges, Clothing and dress, Mens clothing, Opera, King, Mr Joe, Theatrical productions, Actors, Comedians, Comedies, Abrahams, Mr Laurence, Performing arts, Max Cohen's Opera CompanySixes and Sevens Opera CompanyPortraitsCostumeJudgesClothing and dressMens clothingOperaKing, Mr JoeTheatrical productionsActorsComediansComediesAbrahams, Mr LaurencePerforming artsMax Cohen's Opera Company
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Glass plate negative

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Description
Full length portrait of Mr Laurence Abrahams and Mr Joe King from Max Cohen's Opera Company (also known as the Sixes and Sevens Opera Company), as they appeared in Manuella, John Youlin Birch and Thomas Humphreys' musical set set on a Cuban tobacco plantation. Mr Abrahams, here disguised as a judge, played the part of Lord Henry Clay while Mr King played the part of an Irish policeman in the muscial which was staged at His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, in April 1909. Mr Abrahams has a monocle in his eye and is wearing a judge's wig and gown while Mr King is wearing a policman's had and tunic with knee-length breeches and stockings.