Photograph [Bandsman, W.H. Russell aged 12]; Crown Studio (Gore); 1932; MT2014.1...
Photograph [Bandsman, W.H. Russell aged 12]About this object
A scan of a black and white photograph of William Henry (Billy) Russell aged 12 soon after he won a silver medal at the Otago District Brass Band Competition in February 1932. Billy played the cornet in the Mataura Town Band in the 1930s.
We have the medal that Billy is proudly wearing, click here to read Billy's remarkable life story.
1932Inscription and Marks
Hand written on front: 'Your's sincerely Bill Russell age 12 years Jan 1932'.
And on reverse: 'To Uncle Jack and Aunty Mary. With Love from Bill.'
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
digital scanCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number