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Madame Tussaud's part 07

Madame Tussaud's part 07

Composer: Reece, Robert

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1881

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

Item number: Tract (45.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Music Hall songs tended to be about famous landmarks and attractions so that audiences would recognise them and they seemed more realistic. 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, other historic warriors as well as a gruesome chamber of horrors, providing entertainment for those visiting.

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