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Catalog Number L2007.0031.0002.0083-B
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts the cast of "A Dry Town" at Moulton's Opera House on April 8, 1912.

There are two rows of actors and actresses on a stage. The first row consists of nine people sitting in chairs, the man on the far left( Tom Reilly) is wearing a jacket, pants cap and moustache. On his right is a man(Slippy)in coat, shirt, pants, gloves and moustache. The next person on the right is wearing a jacket, tie, pants and holding something in his hands. The next man( Dick J.) on the right is wearing a suit and tie, hat and has a cane in his hands and next to him is a woman wearing a hat (hidden somewhat by others). The next man (Joe Killorhy) on the right is in blackface and is wearing a jacket with a star on the left front, pants and hat . On his right is a man(M. Carroll) in suit and bowtie and beside him is another man in suit, with a beard and a hat in his hands. The man on the far right (W. Harkins) is wearing a jacket, pants, boots and hat. The second row consists of nine people (men and women) standing. On the far left is a woman wearing a jacket and turtleneck, to her right is another woman wearing a jacket and hat. The next person on her right is a man in blackface wearing a shirt. To his right is a woman wearing a jacket and hat and to her right is a woman in a furry coat and large hat. The next person on the right is a man in a suit , tie and hat and on his right is a woman wearing a coat and hat. The next person on the right is a man (John M.)wearing a suit, vest and hat and the last person on the far right is a man wearing a long jacket and hat. On the far left is a column with a piece of furniture in front of it. In the background is a backdrop for the play, containing framed pictures on the wall and a doorway as well as signs stating "Dining Room" and "Sample Room". On the far right is a jacket hanging. On the photograph is written " K.C. Town Gathering - April 8, 1912, 5th Annual" and "A Dry Town". Also on the photograph is written the names "Tom Reilly, Slippy, Dick J, Joe Killorhy, M. Carroll and W. Harkins". Below the picture in the album is written
" Photographer's Curtain Call. John M. Guay's "A Dry Town". Moulton's Opera House. April 8, 1912."

Date April 8, 1912
Title "A Dry Town"
Collection Childs Collection
Earliest Date 1912.0
Latest Date 1912.0
Place Laconia, Moulton's Opera House
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown Men
Unknown Women
Reily, Tom
Slippy
Killourhy, Joe
Carroll
Harkins, Walter
Guay, John M.
Search Terms Laconia
Moulton Opera House
" A Dry Town"
Subjects 1900s
Suits (Clothing)
Ties (Neckwear)
Hats
Caps
Sweaters
Jackets
Windows
Jackets
Coats
Canes
Actors
Actresses
Plays
Dramas
Chairs
Pictures
Signs
Stage props
Stages (Platforms)
Boots
Blackface entertainers
Blackface entertainment
Fur coats
Curtains