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Poster

Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (printed)

  • Date:

    1897 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Griffith, Sam (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Letterpress on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rae Hammond

  • Museum number:

    S.105-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Coram the Ventriloquist (Tom Whitaker) topped the bill of this Variety performance. Coram was a very famous ventriloquist, second only to Arthur Prince in his day, who performed with his vent doll Jerry Fisher, and they became known for their military act. Princess Wah-Letka told fortunes, and Edward Victor was one of the country's greatest slight-of-hand artists and an expert shadowgraphist who worked a lot at Maskelyne's Mysteries in London.

Physical description

Letterpress printed poster or playbill in blue and red print, on cream paper advertising the Variety programme at the Nottingham Empire for the week beginning 1 June 1925 featuring Coram and 'Jerry', [ventriloquist]; Princess Wah-Letka [psychic Native Indian]; May Henderson [comedy]; Edward Victor and Eileen O'Connor [comedy/magic]; George Lee [character song scenes]; The Juggling Demons [jugglers] and Tina Paynola [lady mimic].

Place of Origin

Liverpool (printed)

Date

1897 (printed)

Artist/maker

Griffith, Sam (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Letterpress on paper

Dimensions

Height: 76.6 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the Variety programme at the Nottingham Empire for the week beginning 1 June 1925 featuring Coram and 'Jerry', and Princess Wah-Letka. Letterpress. Gift of Rae Hammond.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Letterpress printing

Categories

Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Magic; Ventriloquism

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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