Two press cuttings concern her 1860 Egyptian Hall appearances. The longest cutting from the ‘Era’ dated 17 December 1881 is her obituary. Miss Emma Stanley was a talented, versatile entertainer who had huge success touring her entertainment ‘The Seven Ages of Woman’, a show which she performed around the world. The items shown here were assembled on a piece of card by an unknown collector. The programme for ‘The Seven Ages of Woman’ is from the Assembly Rooms, Seaford for the night of 20 August 1873. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.
Albert Smith (1816-1860) was a Victorian entertainer, novelist and raconteur who had great success appearing at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, in the 1850s. This was long before the magician J.N. Maskelyne appeared there. See also N1909 for an engraving of Albert Smith.