Members of J.N. Maskelyne’s company presented the original of this testimonial, dated 26 May 1898, to JN. In the collection there is another copy of this testimonial inscribed by J.N. Maskelyne to G.A. Cooke. See Ref. no. N1919.
George Cooke, who spent so many years working with J.N. Maskelyne. The photograph has hand-tinted eyes.
George Davenport, probably in the 1930s.
The collection contains cine film taken by the family, much of it from the 1930s. The film has been transferred to tape, and more recently converted to an electronic form, in order to preserve the images. During this process some of the more interesting frames have been printed out as photographs. The magician on the top sheet of photographs shown here is Gus Davenport performing in Berlin in 1937. The face of Ottokar Fischer can be seen in one of the photographs lower down in the pile.
1959 St Martha’s Convent, Rottingdean photograph. Anne Goulden (now Davenport) is second from the right in the back row. Anne is shown in close-up, enlarged from the school print.