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April 29, 2013

Sisters Roma (fl. late 19th/early 20th century), music hall duettists and dancers
(photo: unknown, late 1890s)

This real photograph cigarette card was issued in England about 1900 by Ogden’s of Liverpool in one of their Guinea Gold series.

The Sisters Roma, duettists and dancers, are recorded as having appeared at the Eastern Empire music hall, Bow, East London, during the week of Monday, 28 August 1899. Other items on the bill included Frank Hardie & Co in the dramatic sketch, Pedlar Sam; varieties by Felix De Marce and his Troupe of Ponies and Baboons; and Mademoiselle Irma Orbasany and her Troupe of Cockatoos.
(The Era, London, Saturday, 26 August 1899, p.16d)

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