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The Seldoms at the London Pavilion, 1906

October 29, 2013

an ‘athletic group’ posed by two members of The Seldoms (active early 20th Century), at the time of their appearance at the London Pavilion, 1906
(photo: unknown, circa 1905/06)

Harry Houdini writes from Paris with news of The Seldoms, April 1905
‘The Three Seldoms are going to America with their unique statue act. In this turn they are stripped almost naked and do some wonderful posing. They are the best marble imitators I have ever seen. Two of them are veritable Samsons, and the way they hold each other in complicated positions in midair is remarkable. They work on some of the lines that the Gloss Brothers made use of years ago.’
(The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, Saturday, 9 April 1905, p.20a)