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London Zoo 1929 MD93_07025 Featured Entertainment Print

London Zoo 1929 MD93_07025

London Zoo, Regents Park, Westminster. Line drawing entitled "The Gardens of the Zoological Society of London 1929" and "the Gardens 1829" (inset). Probably produced to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Charter. The 1929 version shows elephant rides, visitors and the layout of animal enclosures mostly populated with the various creatures in residence. Inscribed by the early 20th century illustrator R B Brook-Greaves, who designed the Whipsnade White Lion

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Alhambra Leicester Square CC97_00503 Featured Entertainment Print

Alhambra Leicester Square CC97_00503

Alhambra theatre, Leicester Square, Westminster, London 1870-??82. York & Son wet collodion glass plate negative.
The Alhambra in London'??s Leicester Square was the brainchild of the impresario and showman Edward Tyrell Smith who bought it in 1858 for the staging of circus acts and later musical theatre. Its Moorish styling included domes, minarets, and horseshoe arches. A fire in 1882 led to its rebuilding, but it was demolished in 1936 as the popularity of music hall entertainment declined. It was replaced by an Oden Cinema (see BB87_03577)

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Defoe in the pillory N110160 Featured Entertainment Print

Defoe in the pillory N110160

MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Engraving of Daniel Defoe in the pillory at Temple Bar, July 1703. In December 1702 Defoe had published a political pamplet entitled "Shortest Way with the Dissenters" which satirised the high-church arguments of those Tories who wished to abolish the practice of occasional conformity (which allowed Dissenters to hold office). In May 1703, when his authorship was discovered, Defoe was arrested for seditious libel and was sentenced to a large fine, to stand in the pillory three times and was sent to Newgate prison. Defoe stood in the pillory on 29, 30, and 31 July, ringed with protective supporters

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