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The water nymph, Miss Pansy Montague

Date: c 1905
Dimensions:
Overall: 86 x 135 mm
Medium: Black and white photograph on card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00001947

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    Description
    A postcard titled 'The water nymph, Miss Pansy Montague'. As "La Milo", Montague presented a 'Fac-simile of Ancient and Modern Statuary and Sculpture' in a series of poses.
    The reverse reads "Dear Bill just a postcard to let you know that I am still alive. I have not seen you for sometime...This is my photo how do you like it I want one of yours in exchange: so now don't forget that I will see you at Wharf St corner...on Saturday night...".
    HistoryBorn in Sydney around 1884 Pansy Montague first appeared on stage at the Alexandra Theatre in Melbourne around 1900. In 1905, 'The Modern Milo' presented a 'Fac-simile of Ancient and Modern Statuary and Sculpture' in a series of poses plastiques for Harry Rickards's variety theatres. In 1906 she went to England where under the name 'La Milo' she began a long theatrical career.
    In the late nineteenth century it was a popular theatrical act that a tableaux of women painted white, draped and posed in positions resembling famous works of art. Pansy Montague, perfected a pose as the Modern Milo (with arms).

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