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Pomp and Patriotism

Pomp and Patriotism

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Donated by Penny Powell, of British Columbia, Canada, this image shows her great-grandfather Frank Laubach, surrounded by his band on the stage of the Music Hall at the Assembly Rooms some time between 1899 and 1902.
This patriotic assemblage includes a lady dressed as Britannia as well as children in military and naval garb – could it be a gathering to commemorate the country’s role in the Boer War?

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