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Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of PostcardsSideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of PostcardsSideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of PostcardsSideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of PostcardsSideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards
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Sideshows & Spectacles Book of Postcards

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Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the British Library

ISBN 9780764981319
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Sideshows & Spectacles Book of Postcards
Come one, come all! For high-wire entertainment, dramatic feats, original acts, and the most magnificent exhibitions from around the world, take a seat and enjoy the Victorian era’s dazzling sideshows and spectacles. (Performances daily—rain or shine.)

Magic shows, séances, pantomimes, and circus acts were popular forms of entertainment during the Victorian era, when interest in spiritualism and curiosities from faraway lands was at a peak. The industrial revolution wrought huge changes in society, and people found themselves with more time and money for leisure activities. From Modern Witchery to The Fakirs of Benares, these spectacles were advertised on colorful posters, attracting crowds to stages and fairground tents throughout Britain.

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  1. Poole’s New Mammoth Diorama, 1882
  2. Sanger’s Lord Mayors Show, 1882
  3. Sanger’s Amphitheatre, 1886
  4. Babil and Bijou, the Giant Amazon Queen, 1882
  5. Modern Witchery, 1894
  6. Chas W. Poole’s New Myriorama and Trips Abroad, n.d.
  7. Myers’ Elephants Bathing, c. 1880
  8. Mr. Charles Du Val, 1883
  9. Buffalo Bill, 1887
  10. Professor Pepper’s Ghosts, c. 1885
  11. Walter Cole’s Refined Comic Concert Party, 1890
  12. Poole’s Grand Pictorial Tours, 1885
  13. Ella Zuila, 1885
  14. Mr. Fleming Norton at Egyptian Hall, 1873
  15. World’s Fair, 1874
  16. Evil Spirit of the Plains, c. 1880
  17. Beauty and the Beast, 1890
  18. Hands Across the Sea, 1888
  19. Crimes of Paris, c. 1883
  20. Manhood, c. 1890
  21. Contrabandista, c. 1868
  22. Herr Winkelmeier, 1887
  23. The Cocoon Illusion, 1887
  24. Mrs. Daffodil Downey’s Séance, c. 1885
  25. The Fakirs of Benares, 1884
  26. Temptations of Good St. Anthony, 1881
  27. Circus and Menagerie, c. 1881
  28. Comic Illusory Sketch, Elixir Vitæ, 1878
  29. Henry & Walter Wardroper, the Twin-Like Mimics, 1873
  30. Lenton Family, c. 1886
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