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Article about the opening of St. James’s Hall, London from ‘The Illustrated News of the World’. 1858

St. James’s Hall, situated between Regent Street and Piccadilly, was the first central London venue for Maskelyne and Cooke, prior to their move to the Egyptian Hall. People used to reading 19th century newspaper prose will know that it can be, shall we say, over the top. This particular article on pages 145, 146 and 160 would take some beating! Caution must be exercised in believing that the drawings are an accurate representation of the hall.

Item Details

Size Page size is 290 x 415mm.
Date 10 April 1858
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Ref no N1920 Ep.Other37