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Photograph Thomas Claude Wade Midwood with his banjo, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912

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Midwood, Thomas Claude Wade Photograph Thomas Claude Wade Midwood with his banjo, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912. [Image] (Unpublished)

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Photograph of Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912, from 'The Weekly Courier', Thursday, 19th September, 1912 p.23 (Archives Office of Tasmania) - one week after his death on 12th September 1912. Caption: "The late Mr. Tom Midwood for long in the Tasmanian Civil Service. Mr. Midwood was a remarkably clever caricaturist. The portrait shows Mr. Midwood with his favourite musical instrument the banjo"... According to Clifford Craig in 'More old Tasmanian Prints' Midwood 'was a master of the banjo, guitar, and mandolin, besides being a fair pianist. In his younger days, he in fact toured the United States, with a musical company, playing the banjo. The late Sir William Crowther remembered him teaching this instrument in the late nineties.'

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Tasmania, caricature, caricaturist, cartoonist, artist, draftsman, musician, designer, woodcarver, social history, Australia, Tasmania, Hobart, Public Works Department, photograph, banjo
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Thomas Midwood Collection
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Craig, Clifford, More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints, Launceston [Tas.], Foot & Playsted, 1983. Chapter 12 ‘Tom Midwood, Cartoonist’.

Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008 06:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:44
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