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Maskelyne and Cooke’s

Source: ‘Maskelyne and Cooke’s’, The Era, 18 April 1896, p. 16 Text: The Easter novelty at the “home of mystery” in Piccadilly is an exhibition of Mr R.W. Paul’s latest development of the results of continuous and instantaneous photography, whereby … Continue reading

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The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King

Source: Diaries of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, MG26-J13, Library and Archives Canada, entry for 22 January 1900 Text: Monday, 22 January 1900 Tonight Frank Lay came here to dinner & took me to a performance at Egyptian Hall. … Continue reading

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Labour and the Poor

Source: Unnamed lanternist, interviewed in Henry Mayhew, ‘Labour and the Poor’, Letter XXXIX, Morning Chronicle, 28 February 1850 Text: A very ingenious and intelligent man to whom I was referred, as the best in his trade, gave me the following … Continue reading

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