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Poster advertising the South London Palace 590

Poster advertising the South London Palace 590

Printer: Carter, A

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.590

Item number: 590

Genre: Poster

Equestrian exhibitions became popular in London in the early 1800s, when a retired British cavalryman, Sergeant-Major Philip Astley, had the idea of combining daring horsemanship with traditional circus entertainments. Increasingly thereafter, animals such as elephants and camels were used on the stage as exotic spectacles, while other animals like bears, lions and in this case Siberian wolfhounds performed simple tricks and routines.

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