Lantern Slide - 'The Lads in Navy Blue', circa 1939-1956 Image Reg. No: MM 97306

Lantern Slide with the song lyrics for 'The Lads in Navy Blue'. Published by J. Albert, Sydney.

Used by Mr Jack Hayward an entertainer who held community concerts in Sydney suburbs and in Geelong from about 1928 (Lakemba, NSW) to 1939 (Geelong) and then in Geelong for a few years after World War Two. "Community Singing As It Should Be" was a feature of these concerts, which also included other musical items. Community Concerts were held at the Hall of Honour, Yarra Street, Geelong on weekend evenings; his son suggested they continued until the advent of television in 1956. Many of the slides Jack used for the concerts were imported. Mr Hayward was a member of the Royal Navy before he migrated to Australia; he joined the Australian Navy during World War Two.
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) black & white glass lantern slide, bound by black tape with cream coloured tape at upper & lower edges.
Description Of Content:
Lyrics to song 'The Lads in Navy Blue' and illustration of H.M.A.S. Sydney, H.M.S. Achilles and a British sailor.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Jones, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 81 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, music, community organisations services, naval forces, singing, audiovisual technology, still projectors, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, The Royal Australian Navy
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Concerts
Tertiary Classification: community singing
Inscriptions: Printed on glass: THE LADS/in/NAVY BLUE/It is the Navy/the British Navy/That keeps our foes/at bay' followed by seven more lines and publisher's information.
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
User: Jack Hayward, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1928-1956
User: Jack Hayward, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1956
Ship Depicted: Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australia, 1939-1956
Organisation Named: Royal Navy, Great Britain, 1939-1956
Publisher: J. Albert & Son Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1939-1956

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