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J. W. Chipperfield's Entertainments, 1869

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PressmarkEvan.464
Heading or VenueChipperfield, James William, 1824-1913
PlaceLondon, Westminster
TitleUnequalled novelty from Westminster Hall, London, will arrive in this town on the [space for insertion of the date] of this month. He will pass his arm through the gauge as pictured above. The public of this town and its vicinity are most respectfully informed that a wonderful dispay [sic] of the works of nature will be exhibited here for a short time only. Mr. J. Chipperfield begs to inform the public that he has entered into an expensive engagement with Mr. Tipney, the skeleton man alive, born in the year 1841, and weighs only forty-nine pounds! A native of March, in Cambridgeshire … Admission. - Ladies and gentlemen, 6d; working class 3d. The reduced prices are in order that the working classes may enjoy the treat
Size58 x 23 cm.
Date[1869]
NotesWith Henry Evans Evanion's MS. notes: Exhibited at Westminster Hall, Dining Rooms, Bridge Court, Westminster Bridge February 5th, 1867. Seen by me HE this date. This bill was given to me by Mr. J. Chipperfield at Hitchin, Herts, at his show 1869. HE. - The date of the show has not been inserted
GenrePoster
SubjectCircus performers; Abnormalities, Human
NamesTipney, Mr., b. 1841; Chipperfield, James William, 1824-1913
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