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Advert for the South London Palace 926

Advert for the South London Palace 926

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Evan.935

Item number: 926

Genre: Leaflet

Benefit nights such as this were something of a custom in Victorian music halls. All the proceeds from such an evening would go to a particular beneficiary: be it the music hall itself, a charity, or - as in the present case of Fred Coyne - a well known performer. Often the beneficiary had suffered from bad luck, such as a destructive fire or loss of a job. Entertainers offered their services for free but the price of food and drink was increased, and tickets cost three times as much as they usually would.

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