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Marionettes were regular fairground entertainment, and the infamous story of the murder of Maria Marten became a touring...
Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
Dating from 1886, this jolly flier describes not only the Royal Hotel’s grand sea-facing dining room (‘contains 25 windo...
Card, Illustration, Image
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image
A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...
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This 1886 edition of Frankenstein was edited, with an introduction, by the Rev H R Haweis. Haweis states his view that ...
Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850–1894) Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was first published in 1886. The story is abo...
This plan carries a prolific amount of detail: brick and stone buildings are shown in red, wooden and iron in yellow, wi...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
Leaflet advertising Clowes & Tiller's Marionettes performing Maria Martin or The Murder in the Red Barn, and the New Com...
In 1843 Alexander Macmillan and his brother Daniel opened their first bookshop together in Cambridge and thus began one ...
Cross-dressed casting of major tragic roles was not commercially viable because of the conservative nature of London aud...
Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...
This account of the case of ‘Louis V’ (Vivet) was published later in the same year as Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Str...
Newspaper, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
Pictured here on the day of its inauguration by Queen Victoria, Royal Holloway College wasn’t the first college for wome...
This photograph shows the location of the first recorded performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: the Hall of Middle ...