The Davenport Collection
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Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

The bill includes ‘Arcana’ which was first produced on 5 November 1887, according to Jenness, and ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ which was revived in December 1887. This programme is therefore probably for the Christmas season 1887. The Christmas season often extended well into the following year.

Item Details

Size 4 pages. Size 130mm x 200mm.
Date Probably Christmas season 1887, which may have extended well into 1888.
People ,
Acts Mr. Charles Mellon; Jugglery by Mr. Maskelyne; 'Cleopatra's Needle' sketch; Mr. H. Verne; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; 'Arcana, or Original Research' sketch
Ref no N1539 Pr.EH58