11. W. S. Penley as "Rev. Robert Spalding" in "The Private Secretary."

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One cigarette card with illustration of W. S. Penley

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

Who died in 1912, graduated to the stage from the choir of the Chapel Royal, and scored his first success in "Trial by jury." After some time spent In the provinces, he came to London, where he made a great success as "Rev. Robert Spalding" in "The Private Secretary." This firmly established his reputation as a master of broad comedy; but be is better remembered as the great impersonator of "Charlie's Aunt:," that delightful old lady "from Brazil - where the nuts come from!" is the amusing farce of which the public never seem to tire.