The GREAT DEVILLE :
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Portrait of the artist as a young man (off duty)

Young Deville postcard


The classic "Deville postcard", which the Great Deville used as his business card

Deville postcard, 1908

Postcard variations
The pictures below were supplied by George Smith. Henri Deville stayed with his great-grandparents in Hetton Le Hole in 1921 and gave them current versions of his postcards. The message on the back of the second picture is shown below this pair.

Deville postcard, 1911Deville postcard, 1910
 
Deville postcard, 1910 (message on reverse)


Deville poster from 1920s
The post-war act in Music Halls; escapology in the 1920s.


The future "Mrs. Deville" and her sisters and mother

Mrs. Parker with her daughters: Lucy, Dorothy, Pat, Hilda, Mary and Janet

Lucy Parker (top left), with her mother and her sisters, including Pat (top right),
who was The Great Deville's assistant in his music hall magic shows.


The Turner family home in 1920 at 28 Brunswick Street, Ardwick, Manchester

The Turner family home in 1920 at 28 Brunswick Street, Ardwick, Manchester,
Harry Turner Jr. (in the pram) with his aunts Hilda (left) & Mary (centre)

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