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Unknown Punchman

Postby Nick Jackson » 14 Jun 2014, 10:16

Does anyone recognise this elegant chap?
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Re: Unknown Punchman

Postby martin@no10 » 14 Jun 2014, 14:06

Gus White, the American vent & P&J performer. There is quite a bit about him in Ryan Howard's excellent book "Punch & Judy in 19th Century America" - an excellent book.

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Re: Unknown Punchman

Postby Nick Jackson » 14 Jun 2014, 14:31

Thanks, Martin.
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Re: Unknown Punchman

Postby Nick Jackson » 15 Jun 2014, 09:26

And another of the same chap
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Re: Unknown Punchman

Postby Nick Jackson » 15 Jun 2014, 09:38

Been digging around:
This one's clearer
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And this shows Gus to be quite a showman
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More here: http://melbirnkrant.com/collection/page10.html
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