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Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

Psycho, which is described in the programme as Maskelyne’s ‘most recent production’, is on the bill. Psycho was introduced in January 1875, so the programme date cannot be earlier than 1875. When Psycho was first introduced, he only played whist. However, on this programme, in addition to whist, Psycho does more effects. It is therefore possible that the date is 1876 or early 1877, at which time the style of the programme was changed.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 135mm x 200mm
Date Around 1876
People ,
Acts Maskelyne with Japanese Top Spinning and Chinese Plate Dancing; Mr. Manton with his Crystalophonicon; Light and Dark Seance Extraordinary. Many details of the seance effects are given.
Ref no N1481 Pr.EH15