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Fete at Albert Palace, 1887

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Heading or VenueAlbert Palace
PlaceLondon, Battersea
TitleAlbert Palace Battersea Park. ... Challenge to the world!!! Beat this if you can!!! Whit-Monday, May 30th, 1887. Every day. The grandest fete ever attempted. ... The grand parade of London cart horses ... Six military bands!! ... Six variety entertainments! Supported by the following extraordinary array of talent - the beautiful Geraldine - "the Empress of the air," - twice daily. Miss Jenny Hill - "the vital spark," - specially engaged. G. H. MacDermott - specially engaged. Herbert Campbell - specially engaged. Harry Richards - specially engaged. First appearance since his return from Australia. Four grand ballets …Henderson & Stanley Quartette, "Black and white." … The beautiful American tattooed lady. … Battle effects, … Burning of the city, first time ever represented. All kinds of out-door games & pastimes, old English fair. Mr. H. C. Clarence's royal entertainment, magic, mystery, and the vanishing lady. Illumination of the entire grounds and the palace by forty thousand lamps! The greatest illumination ever seen! Double display of fireworks! By J. Wells. Flights of twenty balloons! each with fireworks. …
Size38.5 cm.
NotesPrinted on yellow paper, and on both sides of the poster. - Piece torn from foot of poster, with loss of imprint
SubjectCoach horses; Bands; Ballet dancing; Curiosities and wonders; Fairs - England - London; Fireworks; Magic tricks
NamesHill, Jenny, 1848-1896; MacDermott, G. H. (Gilbert Hastings), 1845-1901; Campbell, Herbert Edward, 1844-1904; Richards, Harry; Henderson & Stanley Quartette; Clarence, H. C.; Wells, J.; Holland, William, 1837-1895
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