Early 20th Century pictures

 This album contains a very early photograph of unknown provenance; some from a set of photographs that were taken in connection with the series of paintings that William Nicholson made of the Eynsham morris between 1901 and 1903, when he was living in Woodstock; and some of Nicholson's paintings. The photographs are now housed in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library of the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House in London. The painting showing the dancers at the entrance to Blenheim palace is in the Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut. The painting of Feathers Russell in Southampton Art Gallery (unfortunately not on display) is reproduced on the Gallery's website. (Thanks to Johnny Burke for the information)
There is also a photograph of the men in mummers' outfits from the same period.



Eynsham Mummers, early 1900s
 
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