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Royal Aquarium, Westminster. James Swan, c. 1885

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PressmarkEvan.433
Heading or VenueRoyal Aquarium
PlaceLondon, Westminster
TitleRoyal Aquarium. This artiste performs in a crystal tank, filled with water, surrounded by large wild alligators, monster boa constrictors, serpents, crocodiles, &c. James Swan the monster king. Twice daily. Capt. Swan will perform with the following :- the Indian python; the ferocious crocodile from the river Nile, Egypt; the most formidable serpent, known as the African tiger python, it may be mentioned as an illustration of this serpent's power that it has the power to strangle lions, tigers, buffaloes, etc.; the Captain will perfom with this monster and will wear it around his neck as a lady wears her neck-lace. Captain Swan will conclude his entertainment with a hand to hand fight with a monster alligator from the Mississippi river, showing the control he has over these ferocious monsters. All the above performances will take place under water
Size38 x 27 cm.
Date[1885?]
Imprint[London] : Aubert's Steam Printing Works, Maiden Lane; Strand
NotesPierced at top for hanging up
GenrePoster
SubjectCircus performers; Reptiles
NamesSwan, James
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