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Article from the Evening Times describing the evidence Mr. Pickard gave in court relating to the theft of one of his personal safes, containing around £7000 and a first edition of Robert Burns. At the time of the court case Pickard was 87 years old…

Article describing in detail the features of Pickards new cinema at Shawlands Cross named The White Elephant. Interesting is the mention of the innovative new approaches the cinema takes in developing traditional cinema features. The cinemas seating,…

Short article describing the introduction of the Amusement Tax. The article posits that, according to a claim by Mr. A.E. Pickard, the first person in the UK to pay the tax was Master Hugh Brown, who, upon paying the entry fee to the American Museum…

Short article explaining how Pickard agreed to help raise money for the Relief Fund by kicking off a charity football match between the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society and the Co-operative Drapery and Furnishing Department at Ibrox Park. The…

Short article detailing a humorous mix-up with the newspapers birth column. The article describes how Pickard had recently announced his 40th birthday through the column, however, afirm of patent food experts mistakenly took this as an announcement…

Short article describing the grand occasion of Pickards birthday, celebrated at the Panopticon and attended by a great number of guests. The article also details how Pickard received184 telegrams of congratulation… wishing him continued health and…

Short description of the weekly programme at Pickards Casino cinema, referencing a three-part film entitledThe Clue of the Broken Finger as thechief attraction of the picture houses entertainment that week.

Short article explaining how the Glasgow Horse and Motormens Union bestowed anilluminated address upon Mr Pickard and gave his wife a gold bracelet, for the services he provided the city carters with during their strike. The article explains how…

Short story entitledThe Millionaires Gratitude which seems to be a somewhat autobiographical account of Pickards life. In the story, an affluent, well-dressed man approaches a poor old lady and explains how the generosity she showed him many years…

Short article describing Pickards purchase of a monoplane at auction. Pickard is described as battlingspirited competition from fellow bidders in order to emerge successful during the auction. The article also describes Pickards wish to apply for…

Short newspaper cutting from the Observer describing the weekly programme of the Casino. Mentioned are the performances of Will Starr,the chocolate-coloured comedian and dancer and Cissie Norton,the popular male impersonator. Though an appraisal of…

Short article detailing the enormous success of each of Pickards cinemas: the Casino, The Panopticon, the Clydebank Gaiety and the Ibrox Picture Palace. In particular, the luxurious interior of the Casino is celebrated, being described asamong the…

Receipt for Hotel Royal in Hannover, Germany, issued to Mr Pickard. Fee - 13, 50 marks.

Receipt for Hotel Bauer in Berlin, Germany, issued to Mr Pickard and Mr Robbin. Fee - 19, 50 marks.

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