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Maskelyne and Cooke programme for the Egyptian Hall, 25th consecutive year

25th consecutive year, 1897-1898. The programme includes animated photographs of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Procession which was on 22 June 1897. According to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness, topical scenes from the Procession were shown from 5 July 1897. The earliest date for this programme is therefore 5 July 1897. The programme does not include the sketch ‘Trapped by Magic’ which was first presented on 7 May 1898, so the period of this programme is probably somewhere between July 1897 and May 1898.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 130 x 205mm.
Date Probably in the period July 1897 to May 1898
People , , ,
Acts Mr. David Devant; Animated Photographs; Mr. R.A. Roberts; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; the sketch 'Mrs. Daffodil Downey's Seance'; musical accompaniments by Mr. F. Cramer on Metzler's Organo Piano.
Ref no N2071 Pr.EH121