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Madame Tussaud's part 08

Madame Tussaud's part 08

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, 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.

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