From colonial times women often performed on stage. These unidentified actors appeared in Sixes and sevens, a musical performed in Auckland in 1909. They appear to be a maid and master (or the son of the house). Sixes and sevens was written by New Zealander Isabel Peacocke (who went on to become a successful author) and Thomas Humphrey.
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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by Herman John Schmidt
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