The Davenport Collection
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1880

Advertisement for Maskelyne and Cooke and Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

Advertisement for Maskelyne and Cooke and Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

This advertisement in ‘The Graphic’ for Maskelyne and Cooke and Herr Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall is dated 12 June 1880. Little Louie, the Clairvoyant, is also mentioned as performing with Herr Adalbert Frikell. The advertisement is small, as was typical at the time. The second illustration here shows half of the newspaper page, providing examples of competing entertainments in London.

Advertisement for Maskelyne and Cooke and Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

Advertisement for Maskelyne and Cooke and Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

This advertisement in ‘The Graphic’ for Maskelyne and Cooke and Herr Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall is dated 19 June 1880. Little Louie, the Clairvoyant, is also mentioned as performing with Herr Adalbert Frikell. The advertisement is small, as was typical at the time. The second illustration here shows half of the newspaper page, providing examples of competing entertainments in London.

Programme for Herr Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

Programme for Herr Adalbert Frikell at the Egyptian Hall, 1880

During this period Maskelyne and Cooke performed every evening at 8pm, and on Saturdays at 3 and 8pm. Frikell’s performances took place on weekday afternoons. The programme also tells us that Mr John Hacksley Evans performed a charming interlude of L’Imitation D’Oiseaux. To learn about Adalbert Frikell’s life see N2326 which is a PDF of a talk that Paul Freeman delivered in Berlin and London.

Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London. 1880

Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London. 1880

8th year in London. The programme says ‘no performance on Mondays’. According to the book by Jenness on the Egyptian Hall, this lasted from 12 January 1880 to end-May 1880. The closure was said to be “because of health reasons of Maskelyne”.

Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London. 1880

Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London. 1880

8th year in London. The programme says ‘no performance on Mondays’. According to the book by Jenness on the Egyptian Hall, this lasted from 12 January 1880 to end-May 1880. The closure was said to be “because of health reasons of Maskelyne”.