c1900 Original Blackpool Tower Manager Signed Photo

£60.00




A rare original ink hand autographed photograph (10 x 14.5 cm) of George Henry Harrop who was the General Manager of the Blackpool Tower Company since its inception in 1894 till his retirement in 1926.
The photograph is mounted on a piece of cardboard and shows a bust portrait of him with a handlebar moustache. It is signed below ‘Yours very sincerely George H Harrop’.
Harrop lived at 77 Reads Road in 1911, with his wife and three adult children, one of whom, George, was acting manager of the Grand Theatre at the time. Before the opening of the Tower, he was secretary to the Blackpool Tower Company. He died at his home in 1938 aged 83. The stars he booked included names such as Music Hall artiste Vesta Tilley, and renowned opera singers, Clara Butt and Adelina Patti. He is attributed as the man much responsible for creating Blackpool as a classy entertainment resort.
Size: 15.5 x 18.5 cm (6 1/8 x 7 ¼ inches)
Weight: 40 g