...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

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I would normally look over a photo of this genré because of the alarmingly noticeable, because of its vacuous absence, of a back drop.
Pirate of Penzance, to be a L. Laughn production dates 1911.
Unfortunately the names in copperplate handwriting is too faded to decipher.

Hopefully thee players look more natural with stage makeup on and in the moment.
There is a certain air to the young man, third standing, that took care in his sans-wing line good looks, and the gentleman front and center looks alarming casual with his gun pointed up at his left ear...

Of course there is the annoyance of this photo being sideways in the frame... trying, I could not correct it. But I thought Alan, and his friends, at Sepia Saturday wouldn't mind. (?)

16 comments:

  1. Its Important To Examine Things From All Angles..........

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  2. I'd love to have seen this production -- PIRATES is one of my favorites.

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  3. i imagine their shoes are nailed to the ground to be standing sideways like that. smiles.

    pirates...what fun.

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  4. An interesting photograph. Sad that the names have faded. Yet, their characters remain.

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  5. interesting looking group...the ladies are quite fetching, but the fellow ,back, far right, has an awful looking wig...probably itchy to boot.

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  6. It's a great picture, sideways or not! ;)

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  7. I wondered if the sideways orientation was by error or plan. But for either reason, it matches your unique sense of style. What a wonderful piece of history.

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  8. great great image, no matter the angle - and so generous of you to share with us - i've such a penchant for historical images, regardless of any connection, or lack of one, that i might have to the subject - thanks again! and thanks so much for coming by my places - it means a lot!!!

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  9. Oh, this is a super pic. And right up your little alley, too!

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  10. The wigs on the men are hilarious. I wonder if they really thought they looked nice with those things plopped on top of their heads.

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  11. just turn the computor on it's side.
    L

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  12. Wow, that is some picture.

    I love it. And as Lonnie suggested, I turned the computer on its side.

    I played the Pirate King in a puppet show performance of this.

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  13. Jayne : That is one wonderful picture. And in typical H-H fashion you make us examine our ways of looking at things. How could I ever mind being asked to think in such a delightful and innovative way. (you do realise that once your have posted to Sepia Sat, you have to keep on doing so until you get it the right way up .... whatever the right way up may be!)

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  14. Sideways photos are no real problem for laptops, I just tiled mine a bit to the left and everything was fine.

    It's too bad the camera couldn't catch their voices.

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  15. Great photo even though I am not on the laptop and had to tilt my head sideways! A different approach to these Sepias!!:)

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  16. ijustdiscoveredgelatin, and allthecooool processesof photography.
    lovely, jayne.

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