William Wostenholme, blind organist
Mr William Wostenholme (1865 - 1931), organist and composer. Totally blind from birth, who was a talented musician and studied at the College for Blind Sons of Gentlemen at Worcester. He studied music under Elgar, and toured widely including the USA and concerts at Steinway Hall. Date: 1904
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Nikolai Wassiljewittsch Kobelkoff - Freak Show Star
Kobelkoff, Freak show empresario pictured with his family. Nikolai Wassiljewittsch Kobelkoff (1851 - 1933) was born in Wossnesensk, Siberia, Russia. While exhibiting in Austria in 1875, he met Anna Wilfert, a Viennese woman - their public wedding took place in Budapest the same year and they went on to have six children (pictured). With the money he'd accumulated over the years, Kobelkoff was able to buy his own amusement park at Prater, Austria's Coney Island.
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SS 'Umbria', 1893
Engraving of the Cunard steamship 'Umbria'. During a crossing from Queenstown to New York in December 1892, the 'Umbria's' propellor shaft broke and she was disabled, turning a routine trip of a week into an adventure of 13 days. The ship's engineer had to fashion a makeshift propellor shaft, which took several days, as the ship drifted in the Atlantic.
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