One item is a summary of his life from the time when he abandoned his father’s wish that he should become a surgeon, to his successful literary, lecturing and performing career. Some of the other newspaper cuttings describe how his Ascent of Mont Blanc performances developed over time. The print illustrated is from an unknown newspaper hand dated 4 October 1852. 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’.

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’.

The small cutting confirms that the Rock Harmonicon was exhibited by Messrs Richardson and Sons at the Egyptian Hall in 1845. The large cutting tells the story of the harmonicon and confirms that, at the time of the article, it was exhibiting in Stanley’s Rooms, 21 Old Bond Street. 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’.

This article in an unknown newspaper, but possibly the ‘Daily Telegraph’, is hand dated 2 October 1883. It discusses the stories relating to a number of coaches, including the one exhibited by Mr Bullock at what became the Egyptian Hall. 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’.

This 34 page booklet describes the life of the Laplanders exhibited by Mr. W. Bullock. The exhibition included a herd of living reindeer and a panoramic view of the North Cape. The booklet was printed for W. Bullock. No date is given but 1822 is most likely. 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’.

The more detailed of the two prints is linked with their performances in 1851. It is said to be from ‘The Illustrated London News’, 6 December 1851. The simpler print is from an unknown newspaper but the adjacent cutting is hand dated 1827. The Tyrolese Minstrels toured widely and were well respected. 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’.

The collection has three newspaper cuttings concerning these performances, which were also known as ‘The Canoe, the Rifle and the Axe’. Mr. Lord presented scenes and sketches in the trail of a Trapper and Hunter-naturalist through the hunting grounds, fur countries, and gold fields of Oregon, Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the Rocky mountains. He includes the Mammoth Trees, the Home of the Red-Skins and the Trapper’s Song. 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’.

M. Levassor performed his ‘Scenes and Comic Songs’ at the Dudley Gallery, Egyptian Hall with the help of Madame Teisseire. A programme dated 20 June is illustrated. The press cuttings confirm that the performances ran in May and June 1863. It is not clear whether they started earlier. 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’.

This page from ‘Rare Bits’ describes events that took place in the 1830s and 1840s in London. The story is bizarre and, as is common with such stories, there is more than one version. What is not in doubt is that Harvey Leach, also known as Hervio Nano, was displayed as a dangerous new species of wild animal at the Egyptian Hall in 1846 before being exposed as a human. Leach’s story may be found on the web, and Ricky Jay devotes a whole chapter to him in his book ‘Jay’s Journal of Anomalies’ first published in 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 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’.

This undated clipping from ‘The Lady’s Newspaper’ describes the junk Keying which would shortly be exhibited at the East India Docks, London in 1848. More details can be found on the web. 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’.