All that can presently (July 2020) be found about J.H. Kavanagh is that he is described as a comedian performing at venues given in the following publications:
- The Era London, 31 January 1885
- Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead, 10. October 1892
Sam Torr was in the same programme.
- Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead, 6 September 1897
J. W. Hall was in the same programme.
- The Era London, 23 Apr 1898,
- Belfast News-Letter: 26 December 1899, The Ahambra, Belfast
The portrait by H.G. banks is taken from the sheet music cover of I Was There
(1900) by T.F. Robson
and published by Mocatta & Co.
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