Click here to skip to content

Madame Tussaud's part 06

Madame Tussaud's part 06

Composer: Reece, Robert

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: H.1787.j.(45.)

Item number: Tract (45.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

Related images

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Music Hall songs tended to be about famous landmarks and attractions so that audiences would recognise them, as this enhanced their note of realism. This song sung by J L Toole, is about Madame Tussaud's the famous waxwork museum in London. Madame Tussaud's was popular with the Victorians as it provided them with a focal point for their fascination with the monarchy; figures such as Queen Victoria were popular. It also provided a historical context, with figures of Napoleon and a history of the wars, also providing entertainment for those visiting the gruesome chamber of horrors.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: