Rosie the circus elephant

Made:
c. 1938 in United Kingdom
maker:
Saidman
and
Saidman
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Rosie the circus elephant A photograph of a circus elephant named Rosie, surrounded by a crowd of excited children
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A photograph of a circus elephant named Rosie, surrounded by a crowd of excited children, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald in about 1938.

A photograph of a circus elephant named Rosie, surrounded by a crowd of excited children, taken around 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.

Rosie was part of a circus show taking place at the Coliseum Theatre in London. Mr Lupino Lane is mentioned on the reverse of the photograph. Lane (1892-1959), born Henry George Lupino, was a member of the extensive Lupino family of circus performers, acrobats and actors. Having starred in stage shows and a number of films, he was well known in London's West End.

Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/F00714
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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