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The response to industrial development in late Victorian England was often one of withdrawal. W H Hudson wrote extensive...
Marionettes were regular fairground entertainment, and the infamous story of the murder of Maria Marten became a touring...
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...
The volume is a collection of works by the Spanish writer Enrique Gaspar including El anacronópete (something th...
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 ...
Book, Games and toys, Illustration, Image
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898) is best known as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), published u...
Cross-dressed casting of major tragic roles was not commercially viable because of the conservative nature of London aud...
Charles Alban Buckler’s watercolour view of the ruins of Llanthony Priory in Monmouthshire shows him continuing in the t...
Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...
Peter Henry Emerson’s book of studies of the agricultural environment was published at the same time Thomas Hardy was wr...
This collection of charming and poignant photographs chart Oscar Wilde's life from his youth at university, to his exile...
Playbill, Ephemera, Advertisement, Illustration, Image
In the 19th century, as in the modern era, most circuses were travelling shows where the entertainment consisted of acro...