Category Archives: Advertisements

The Grand Theatre of the Muses and the Venetian Lady’s Machine

Source: Three advertisements: advertisement (1729?) with image of ‘The Grand Theatre of the Muses’ reproduced in Philip H. Highfill et al, A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, Southern Illinois … Continue reading

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Cinématographe Lumière

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumière Comment: Poster advertising the Cinématographe Lumière. The film being shown is L’Arroseur Arrosé (1895). The poster dates from 1896, when the Cinématographe became known to the general public. The Cinématographe was the invention of the French brothers Auguste … Continue reading

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Brixton Scala

Source: Advertisment, Brixton Free Press, 1914 [no day or month given], reproduced at http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/posters4.html Comment: This image comes from advertisement for the Brixton Scala cinema, London, in the Brixton Free Press, 1914. The cinema opened in 1911. The widespread ‘continuous … Continue reading

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