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  • Collection: BP14 Theatre, Freaks and Automats Vol 1 No 8

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about an old Glasgow tavern – the Peargrove Tavern.

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Photograph of the Britannia Panopticon.

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Handwritten index.

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Newspaper cutting about opening night at the theatre.

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Newspaper cuttings about music hall business, plus an article with photograph about a school for showmen

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Handwritten note and newspaper cutting about a wrestling match between Ivan Padoubny and Cygavewiez Zbysco.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business plus an article about the annual meeting of the trustees and managers of the Savings Bank of Glasgow.

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Sketches of performing fleas.

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Newspaper cutting about small person Madam Mite (24in tall), advert for the Peoples Palace and Aquarium in Scarborough, a ticket for a tribute concert, and a poem about drunkenness.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably a wrestling match between Ivan Padoubny and Cygavewiez Zbysco.

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Newspaper cuttings about general entertainment news; notably the Dahomey Warriors troupe.

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Note from Moss Empires Ltd.

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Handwritten note plus newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business; notably Californian sea elephants.

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Newspaper cuttings about a perfectly proportioned woman and sea serpents; plus a photograph of a stage.

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Handwritten letter.

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Newspaper cutting about a small person Hayati Hassid (30in tall) plus 2 horse photos – one Linus the long maned Oregon wonder horse.

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Handwritten letter and newspaper cutting about the changing music hall and interview with performer Mr Shine.

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Handwritten letter and envelope, plus small flyer with date and excerpt from the bible. Also postcard with advert for one of A.E. Pickard

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Handwritten letter, envelope, postcard, and small flyer with date and excerpt from the bible.

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Newspaper cuttings about the financing of theatres.

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Handwritten note from George Marquis.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably the legal status of peep shows, and wedding ceremonies in Gretna Green.

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Handwritten letter and envelope addressed to A.E. Pickard.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably a poster of

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Newspaper cuttings with sketches about the Provand Lordships old Glasgow Exhibition.

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Newspaper cuttings about general entertainment news and business; notably Ituri Forrest Pygmies.

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about the Garrick Hotel - a building on Stockwell Street Glasgow.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news, plus an article about illegal expenditure by the Glasgow Corporation Municipal Buildings Committee.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably Alexander Livesy who walked over 1000 miles between Ayr and London pushing a wheel barrow.

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Newspaper cuttings about the Hull Fair.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably entertainment on passenger ships and the spotting of a giant sea serpent.

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Newspaper cuttings about: Yachtsman Sir Thomas Lipton, rowdy music hall audience behaviour, the production of plays on passenger ships, and the decline of rats in Paris.

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Newspaper sketch and reference to Yachtsman Sir Thomas Lipton.

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Newspaper cuttings about: a sea serpent, the ship Mauretania, a cockerel born with 3 legs and 3 tails, a sword swallowing performers accident, and old architecture in Glasgow.

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Newspaper sketch of children singing.

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Newspaper cuttings about: the concept of the

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Newspaper cuttings about: the concept of the

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Newspaper cuttings about the concept of the

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Newspaper cuttings about the master and matron of the London workhouse

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Newspaper cuttings about the master and matron of the London workhouse

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about

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Newspaper cuttings about music hall news and business, plus an article with sketch about the laying of the foundation stone ceremony for the new Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably the death of Mr Herbert Montague - manager of the Gaiety Theatre, Clydebank.

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Newspaper cuttings about general entertainment news; notably

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news; plus a short story

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably an attempt to swim the English Channel.

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Newspaper cuttings about educationists, the log cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born, and a fire in a Falkirk cinema.

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Newspaper cuttings about: improvements to the Theatre Royal, a dog born without front legs, and the death of detective Robert Pinkerton.

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Newspaper cuttings about: attempts to swim the English Channel, the death of Captain Matthew Webb in the whirlpool rapids at the bottom of Niagara Falls, palmistry in Glasgow, and a new automatic stamp delivery machine.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news; notably an attempt to swim the English Channel.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably the controversy of a living statue exhibition and a native choir from Jamaica.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business, plus a collection of wanted adverts.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business, plus an article about the sale of the old Baileys Session House contents, plus the death of a conjoined twin.

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Newspaper cuttings about Glasgow landmarks.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall, entertainment, and current news; notably an advert for A.E. Pickard exhibit Tom Thumb.

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Handwritten letter and White Star Line ticket.

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Handwritten letter and notes.

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Newspaper cuttings about general entertainment news; notably an Italian boy whose pupils are surrounded by the 12 hours of the clock.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news; notably the hatching of conjoined ducklings and a palmistry fraud case.

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about the Townhead district library, Glasgow.

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about a painting of Glasgow Green.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably the controversy of living statues and a missing flea from a troupe of performing fleas.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business.

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Newspaper cutting and sketch about changes to the Eglington area of Glasgow.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably an article about an oriental magic performance in London.

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Newspaper cutting about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably an article about a shortage of wild men in New York, plus a poem

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Newspaper cuttings about: the experience of an actress, a one man municipal government in America, and a waxwork of an infant Spanish Prince.

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Newspaper cutting with sketch about small tenements on Pollockshaws Road – the remainder of the village of Strathbungo.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably a 16 year old girl who has been in a coma for a year.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; plus an article about a chemist in Detroit whose blood and skin is turning blue due to inhalation of fumes during experiments with aniline dyes.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business; notably the death of Mr George Adney Payne and a kitten born with 5 heads in Cheshire.

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Newspaper cutting about the death of Mr George Adney Payne and the controversy of living statue exhibitions.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall and entertainment news and business; notably a dispute between Moss Empires Ltd and music hall performer Marie Lloyd.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business; notably the death of Mr George Adney Payne, and an accident in a Paris music hall.

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Newspaper cuttings about general music hall news and business; notably the death of Mr George Adney Payne.

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Newspaper cuttings about: a Rothesay town council meeting, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Palace Theatre and Hippodrome in Warrington, a book about money making, the financial value of advertising, and a sundial in Trongate…

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Handwritten Letter.

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Handwritten letter and envelope addressed to A.E. Pickard.
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