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  • Short Summary

    Scenes of Daniel Rudge, a post boy, as he leaves for New York by ship.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "'Jaggers' the 2nd. District Messenger boy, 607, Daniel Rudge, leaves for New York with £5,ooo of gramophone matrices in Cunarder 'Aquitania'."

    Southampton, Hampshire

    M/S of Daniel, a postal messenger boy, in uniform, as he boards ship. He is holding a toy dog, and climbs the gangplank. He smiles and jokes with other boys as he poses for the camera.

    Note: Daniel has a nice big goofy grin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    670.17
    Media URN:
    32952
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:27:00 / 01:23:54:00
    Canister:
    G 1373

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Behind Daniel Rudge, the other people are the Aquitania's bellboys.

    The gramophone matrices were all Beethoven recordings.

    The title "Jaggers the 2nd" references a previous London messenger called William Thomas Jaggers, who as a 14-year-old was despatched to New York in 1899.

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