Monday, 16 August 2010

Birthday Bonanza

Today is a birthday bonanza, being the birth date of four of our very favourite celebs: the mighty Madonna, the Terrific Trevor McDonald, writer Charles Bukowski and politician and Big Brother alumnus George Galloway.

The archive staff wanted to celebrate all of these fab folk in one cunning costume. Our kindly 'Trevor' expressions clashed somewhat with our Bukowski-esque drunken abuse of the customers, however, and a sturdy, conical bra somewhat defeats the purpose of a low-cut leotard.

We'll work on it throughout the day, but, for now, here is a beautiful embroidered silk birthday greeting which was sent to Duncan Robertson of Kirkwall on his 21st birthday in 1881.

Reference D99/3/9/5

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