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Horns Assembly Rooms, Kennington, 1878

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PressmarkEvan.1000
Heading or VenueHorns Assembly Rooms
PlaceLondon, Kennington
TitlePositively for two nights only. The Horns, Kennington. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20. To commence at 8. An afternoon display at 6 o'clock. Doors open half an hour previously. First seats, 1s. Second seats, 6d. Schools and children half-price. Mr. Horace Granville, professor of elocution. Will describe and enliven the journey with song, jest, and story ... Mr. E. Bennett's colossal geographical moving diorama … Nicosia, the capital of the island of Cyprus, we shall visit, and see Lord John Hay, whose proud duty it was to be the first to hoist Old England's banner in our new possession, - we shall run thorugh the Suez Canal, reach Bombay, and travel in our journey thousand of miles of Oriental scenery, and witness many sights and scenes of thrilling interest, in our Indian empire … All the effects are produced, and the diorama illuminated by a new and powerful apparatus … The illustrations have been designed and executed by the eminent, far-famed, and admired artists, Messrs. Smith, Child, Clare, and Hill, painters of those magnificent views from David Roberts' splendid cartoons of Palestine … The painters of this series having for a long period been connected professionally with the Royal Polytechnic Institute, where their efforts have been admired and loudly applauded by the Royal Family and thousands of the educated and elite of London society, the proprietor of this delightful entertainment will fearlessly submit it to public appreciation. Forming a brilliant panorama from Charing Cross to Cabul. Incidentally will be dwelt upon the prospects of a war with Afghanistan. Which must be again overrun by England with a view of counteracting the ambition and influence of Russia. Part of programme … Delhi, Cawnpore, and many other scenes of interest in the Indian empire will be visited. A splendid portrait of the Ameer Shere Ali. British troops on the Afghan frontier - Firing a salute. Scenes in the Punjaub. Rapid military preparation to strengthen the garrison at Quetta. Entrance to the Khyber Pass and fort of Jumrood. Wild Afghans on the look out. The city of Cabul from the Citadel and a great many other scenes will be added as sketches are received and events occur
Size51 x 25 cm.
Date[1878]
Notes'The Horns' are the Horn Public House and Assembly Rooms (Howard, D. London Theatres and music halls 1850-1950. London, 1970). - With a pencilled MS inscription: 1878
GenrePoster
SubjectDiorama; India - Description and travel
NamesGranville, Horace; Bennett, E.; Smith, Mr.; Child, Mr.; Clare, Mr.; Hill, Mr.; Roberts, David, 1796-1864; Royal Polytechnic Institution (London, Westminster)
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