The magician produces fruit bonbons from the fruit held in his hands.
This embossed design in silver foil featured on the cover of a Davenports catalogue from 15 New Oxford Street around 1933.
Davenports often used the trade mark Davenport demon in their illustrations. The advertisement is from the 1930s period.
The date January 1878 has been written on the top of this item.
The item features Psycho and Zoe at the Egyptian Hall. The date 1877 has been written in pencil on the reverse. This is consistent with the show details. Compare this advertisement with item reference number N1484.
The item states that Maskelyne and Cooke are up in Liverpool and will re-open at the Egyptian Hall on Boxing Day. In their absence Mr. Frank Lincoln and Miss Minnie Bell are in the Large Hall.
This magically themed bar is at Le Meridien hotel, Piccadilly, London. It is very close to the site of the Egyptian Hall on Piccadilly, where Maskelyne and Cooke presented magic shows for many years.
Undated but must be 1873, some time after Maskelyne and Cooke’s debut at the Egyptian Hall in May 1873. The small print tells us that they are ‘now on a short Provincial Tour, previous to re-opening for a permanency at the Egyptian Hall London in November.’ The Bow and Bromley Institute is in east London.
Dr Lynn is pictured on one side, with a very flattering article about his magic and his manner on the reverse.
At the bottom of this item is an advertisement which mentions Walter Pelham’s Illustrated Journal, 15 May 1880.