The date March 1885 is written on the cover. This could be correct, because the programme contains ‘The Fakirs of Benares’ sketch which, according to Jenness, was first shown on 26 December 1884.
The date written on the cover is September 1886. This date is consistent with Charles Bertram standing in for de Kolta. The first date that the de Kolta Vanishing Lady illusion was performed at the Hall was 7 August 1886, according to Jenness.
The bill includes ‘Arcana’ which was first produced on 5 November 1887, according to Jenness. ‘Arcana’ continued for at least 8 months into 1888. The June 1888 date written in ink on the cover is therefore probably correct.
6th year in London. The printers date on the back page is 14 February 1879.
This is an early Egyptian Hall programme, probably dated 1873 or soon after. The lessee and manager is William Morton. The bill does not include Psycho which was first shown in January 1875.
7th year in London. The printers date on the back page is 19 August 1879.
Early Egyptian Hall, probably 1874 before Psycho was introduced in January 1875.
7th year in London. The printers date on the back page is 20 October 1879. A sticker is attached to page 3 advertising Zoe’s sketches for sale.
Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme. Someone has written on the cover of the programme the date 1875. This would be consistent with Psycho being in the programme. Psycho was introduced by Maskelyne on 13 January 1875. In the early days, Psycho only played whist, as on this programme. Later on, Psycho performed other tasks as well as whist.
7th year in London. The printers date on the back page is 21 May 1879.