Tuesday, 7 October 2014

the dairymaid


Miss Carrie Moore in 'The Dairymaid'. 
Postcard - Rotary Photographic Series, used postally in 1908.

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  1. (The Daily Mail [London, UK] - 12th October, 1906)
    ACTRESS AT THE DAIRY SHOW - REALISTIC LESSON ON MILKING COWS

    The Dairy Show at Islington was the scene of a lesson in the art of milking cows yesterday that if taken advantage of may add a picturesque feature to the butter festival in future years.

    The two principals in the episode were Miss Carrie Moore and Mr. Dan Rolyat, from "The Dairymaids" at the Apollo Theatre, who went to Islington to get a realistic picture of a milking scene in which they were to be the chief actors.

    Miss Moore took up a position alongside the animal, and, removing her hat, attempted something after the manner of a milkmaid. The cow, however, evidently regarded the whole affair as a colossal joke, for she swished round her tail and nearly knocked Miss Moore off her stool."

    "It was such a lovely cow, too" said Miss Moore, "a beautiful fawn colour, with mauve patches and big brown eyes, like a deer."

    "In my opinion," said Mr. Rolyat, "that cow must have been colour blind; otherwise she could never have felt happy in those colours."

    "We got our picture all right," he added, "but at one time I thought a county councillor would object. However, when Miss Moore, who was in fear of her life of the cow, got up and shook hands with the councillor he blushed violently and left us in peace with nature."

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    1. thanks very much for finding this! Good that Miss Carrie did her research for the part :)

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