Thomas Midwood was an accomplished musician and toured America as a guitarist and banjo player with a travelling musical show in the 1870s. Several of his artworks depict banjo players - the banjo is thought to be his favourite instrument. banjo
thomas midwood with his banjoPhotograph of Thomas Midwood (1854-1912) with his banjo, from the Weekly Courier, 19 September, 1912, Hobart, Tasmania (held in the State Archives Office of Tasmania).


cards with banjo accompaniment


playing card design
Midwood Playing card - private collection
playing card design
Midwood playing card - private collection
carved minstrel
Huon pine woodcarving by Thomas Midwood of black minstrel
(from Narryna Heritage Museum)
drawing of banjo player
Midwood pen and ink drawing 'Life in America'
depicting a banjo player

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thomas midwood 1854 - 1912 Hobart Tasmania