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Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

The date written on the cover is 1884. This date must be incorrect because it was not until 7 August 1886 that Bertram presented the Vanishing Lady illusion, standing in for de Kolta. J.N. Maskelyne is on this bill so it is probably safe to assume that the date must be before 25 September, the date at which the Maskelyne and Cooke season ended because of the start of a provincial tour. Jenness reports that the Hall shut between 20 November and 23 December 1886, from which time de Kolta was on the bill. Since he is not on this bill, the date of the programme is probably between 7 August and 25 September. The programme has a sticker at the top. Note the incorrect spelling of Maskelyne.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 130mm x 210mm.
Date Probably between 7 August 1886 and 25 September 1886.
People , , ,
Acts Mr. Charles Mellon; Zoe; Plate Dancing; Mr. H. Verne; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; 'Elixir Vitæ' sketch; Mr. Charles Bertram
Ref no N1529 Pr.EH48