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Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison) (1872-1940), Comedian

Sitter in 10 portraits
Tate took his stage name from the sugar firm Tate & Lyle, where he worked while appearing as a sketch-based comic in his spare time at smoking-room concerts. His sketches, including Motoring and Fishing, became music hall classics before the war. As the halls began to decline, he transferred to revues and made a memorable appearance as a householder fortifying his home against enemy spies in Razzle-Dazzle at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1916. His catch-phrase 'Good-bye-ee' became the title of a popular wartime song written by Fred Godfrey, and performed by Florrie Forde.

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x160587

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison) as R.G. Knowles

by Clarke & Hyde, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x160587

x160590

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x160590

x160591

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x160591

Ax160247

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG Ax160247

Ax160431

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax160431

x160586

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x160586

x160588

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1910s
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x160588

x160589

Unidentified boy; Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x160589

x160592

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

printed by S. Georges
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x160592

D40818

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, 1910s
NPG D40818