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Poster - Poster advertising the Moxon Trio
  • Poster advertising the Moxon Trio
    Creber, Theophilus
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Poster advertising the Moxon Trio

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Plymouth (printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Creber, Theophilus (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Judy Moxon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This poster was used by Edwin Moxon (1857-1845) who was born in Reading and ran away to join the circus aged 17. In the 19th century variety and circus performers needed to have their own posters which could be sent to prospective managers when applying for work and could be overposted with the name of venues and appearance dates.

Edwin Moxon travelled all over the world performing a balancing and foot-juggling act in circuses and variety theatres. He performed in Russia for seven years, spoke several languages fluently and had thirteen children. When they were old enough, the two eldest children were trained to join him in the family act, the Moxon Trio. His thirteenth child Eileen, who used the stage name Levanda, performed the act in circus and cabaret in the 1940s with her daughter Judy, appearing as Levanda and Van. Judy went on to travel the world with the act independently in the 1960s, performing tricks passed down from her grandfather, like the ones that appear on this poster.

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster illustrated with a selection of balancing and juggling tricks performed by Edwin Moxon and the Moxon Trio, including balancing on a pyramid of chairs, foot-juggling a giant playing card, large balls and a cross.

Place of Origin

Plymouth (printed)


ca.1880 (printed)


Creber, Theophilus (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper


Height: 30.8 cm, Width: 24.8 cm

Object history note

Poster used by the acrobat Edwin Moxon (1857-1947) to advertise his act and kept in the family until it was given to the museum by his grand-daughter Judy Moxon in 2005.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the foot-juggling act of the Moxon Trio, featuring Edwin Moxon (1857-1947), colour lithograph by Creber, Plymouth, ca.1880


Printing ink; Paper


Printing; Lithography


Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters; Juggling


Theatre and Performance Collection

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