Not currently on display at the V&A

Poster

1897 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.



object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Letterpress on paper
Brief Description
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.
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].
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.6cm
  • Width: 25.1cm
Credit line
Given by Rae Hammond
Summary
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.



Collection
Accession Number
S.105-1988

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record createdMay 22, 2007
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