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Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 30th consecutive year

30th consecutive year in London, 1902-1903. The hand written date on the programme is 27 January 1903. This date is believable because the book by George Jenness on the Egyptian Hall says that the sketch ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ was first performed at the start of the 30th Christmas programme on 20 December 1902. In addition to ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, the bill includes two spots for Herr Valadon and Animated Photographs introduced by Mr. Nevil Maskelyne accompanied by Mr. Cramer on the Mechanical Orchestra.

Item Details

Size 4 pink pages, 130mm x 210mm.
Date 27 January 1903
Acts Herr Valadon; Animated Photography; the sketch 'the Philosopher's Stone'.
Ref no N2117 Pr.EH139