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George Cooke’s copy of the 1898 testimonial honouring J.N. Maskelyne’s 25 years at the Egyptian Hall

Members of J.N. Maskelyne’s company presented the original of this testimonial, dated 26 May 1898, to JN. This particular copy is rather special because JN gave it to George Cooke for Christmas 1898. His inscription on the reverse is ‘To G.A. Cooke| Accept this copy with my [incomplete word, possibly ‘heartfelt’] reciprocation of the good wishes in the original. | J.N. Maskelyne | Christmas 1898.’

The Era reported the ceremony at which JN received the testimonial at the Egyptian Hall. Download the file to read their report.

Item Details

Size Mount size 450 x 580mm. Photograph size 280 x 355mm.
Date 26 May 1898
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Ref no N1919 Ep.MiscM8