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from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

Henry M. Ash and CS Faraday (1)

On September 1st 1900 the crew and staff of the Faraday evidently put on a musical production on board ship. The Henry Ash Fonds at the Library and Archives Canada include a programme of the event and a photograph of the participants.

Programme for the musical production on
the Faraday, dated Sept. 1st 1900
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414209

 1. Overture "Honeymoon March" Mr. Eichenauer
 2. Songs, &c.   "Faraday" Minstrels
"Camptown Races"
Violin Solo
"Poor Old Joe"
"Waxwork Show"
"Polly Wolly Doodle"
"Uncle Ned"
"Massa's In De Cold Ground
(Mr Brown)
(Mr Baumann)
(Mr Bell)
(Mr Marsh)
(Mr Letters)
(Mr Frost)
(Mr Ward)
    Chorus "Vive L'Amour" with beer "Faraday" Staff
 3. Songs "Scots Wha Hae"
"Little Brown Jug"
Mr Brittle
 4. Song "Punchinello" Mr Ash
 5. Song "Nancy Lee" Mr Graham
 6. Song "There Is A Tavern In The Town" Dr. Saward
 7. Song "True Till Death" Mr Frost
 8. Song "Take It Bob" Mr Lugar
 9. Recitation "Henry Of Navares" Mr Simmonds
10. Song "Chegga Para Fora"
(Won't You Go!)
Mr Allinson
11. Song "Jack's The Boy" Mr Smith
 Auld Lang Syne -:- God Save The Queen
Sept 1st 1900
Lifeboats & Cork Jackets at 11.o'clock

Crew photograph, undated, but presumably taken at the time of
the production on the Faraday detailed in the Programme above.

Three men in uniform, seven men in blackface
(the seven Chorus members?), and eight men
in civilian clothes (eight of the nine Staff?).
Perhaps one of the Staff members is Henry Ash; he
would have been almost fifty years old at this time.

Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414207

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