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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: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards

$12.95
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the British Library

ISBN 9780764981319

ITEM AA1006
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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.

Images

  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