reel entertainment – Pat HannaPosted: May 1, 2013
The hand coloured glass lantern slide below is an advertisement for Pat Hanna’s fishing reel which includes instructions for its use. Its companion slide (both are c 1924) is from the same Hanna Collection at the State Library of Victoria.
Pat Hanna was a variety stage and film entertainer as well as a keen fisherman and inventor. In the 1920s, he was touring Australia with his troupe The Diggers. Cairns Post – 23 July 1925.
The photograph is from The Courier Mail of 27 February 1934.
Head over here for more about Pat Hanna’s life as a performer from the Australian Variety Theatre Archive site.