Minstrel Banjo

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The fellow second from the right (pipe-banjo-dress) Is Prince Leopold, eighth child of Queen Victoria. See - this is what happens when you go away to university. Don't you wish these guys could post a video to this site? Not sure of the exact provenance of this picture. My sister posted it on Facebook. (Go sis!)

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Comment by Paul Draper on May 11, 2014 at 7:39am
Great (and curious) photo! Gotta wonder what this scenario is...
Comment by Ian Bell on May 11, 2014 at 7:56am
My sister thought it was some event at university (Oxford? Cambridge?) In my mind they're getting ready to hit the stage at some student production and have been dragged outside for a photo.
Comment by Wes Merchant on May 11, 2014 at 9:45am

One of the more important elements of this picture is the gentleman on the left  who appears to be holding a banjo and a cat!

Comment by AA on May 11, 2014 at 11:34am

So you're saying the gentleman on the left is playing clawhammer?

Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on May 11, 2014 at 12:11pm
Ba dah boom, Ching!
Comment by Strumelia on May 11, 2014 at 8:30pm

He seems to be holding a cat statue in his right arm, and there's another cat statue in front of him, facing the camera...?

Comment by Ian Bell on May 11, 2014 at 9:07pm
I didn't even notice all the cats. I guess this picture really does belong on the internet.

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