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Optical illusions

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: NFCA use for optical illusion shows including ghost shows and phantasmagoria

Found in 139 Collections and/or Records:

Adam's New Diorama of Scotland Programme, 18 April 1885

 Item
Reference code: 178K53.8
Scope and Contents

Victoria Hall, Glasgow, 50 paintings illustrating cities, towns, mountains, rivers,lochs and the coast of Scotland, Scottish songs, solos, duets and humourous selections. Maroon type on brown background and maroon illustrations of views and architecture on the front cover inside programme, marron illustration of female figure and a deer on landscape, also press reviews inside and on the back cover, 2p.p.

Dates: 18 April 1885

Agricultural Hall Poster, c1838 - 1842

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.21
Scope and Contents Black type on green background. St. Mary's Hall, Islington, Messrs. Poole's The World gigantic pictorial enterprise, The Wars in South Africa and Afghanistan, Grand Nautical Effect, British Fleet Forcing the Dardanelles, General Robert's Triumphal Entry into Cabul, Destruction of H.M.S. Doterel, The Assassination of the Czar of Russia, Holy Land, Capitals of Europe, Miss Ada Violet Poole, G.H. Henry & L.D. Poynter, Herr Blitz, Mr Felix Somers, Mr Oscar Hartwell. Printed by James Upton,...
Dates: c1838 - 1842

An Account of, and Some Personal Memories of, Cinema Activity in the North East of Scotland Monograph, c2018

 Item
Reference code: 178B44.5
Scope and Contents

Monograph about early cinema in Scotland by Ronald Grant. Typescript and some hand written notes, 7p.p

Dates: c2018

Argyle Theatre of Variety Poster, 7 November 1897

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.20
Scope and Contents Birkenhead. The Famoust American Biograph invented by Herman Cassler, including royalty in private life, the Prince of Wales' tea party, Galtee more winning the Derby, military review at Aldershot, Henley Regatta, naval review at Spithead, the marvellous fire bridage turnout, The Empire State Express, the pillow fight, Booker & Narbis, Miss Jenny Valmore, Herbert Lisle, Sandy & Carl, Tom Mulvaney, Sisters Santley, Morney Cash, Florence and Lilian. Red and blue type on white...
Dates: 7 November 1897

Assembly Rooms Poster, Wednesday 15 May c1901

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.49
Scope and Contents

Cheltenham. Hamilton's Grand New Diorama Under the British Flag, Russo-Turkish War, Constantinople, Bombardment of Rustchuck, Shipka Pass, Storming Fort of St. Nicholas, Fall of Plevna, Mount Aararat, Turks at Pray, Persia, India, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mr Frank Freeland, National and Patriotic War Songs. Black and red type on white background. Printed by Stafford and Co, Printers and Engravers, Nottingham.

Dates: Wednesday 15 May c1901

Bill Barnes Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Capitol Ystalyfera Poster, 10 February 1930

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.39
Scope and Contents

Al Jolson the singing fool, Talkies. Red, blue and yellow type on off white background and yellow border. Printed by Willsons', Printers, Leicester.

Dates: 10 February 1930

Certificate, 10 August 1892

 Item
Reference code: 178Z64.14
Scope and Contents

Document certifying that Fred Lionel Mayer did his first appearance on Poole's New Myriorama with signatures on the bottom section, on Poole's Myriorama letter headed paper with red and white illustrations of people from around the world standing behing a globe held by a cherub and the figure of Britannia pointing a trident towards it. Manuscript.

Dates: 10 August 1892

City Hall Poster, c1890

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.53
Scope and Contents

Perth. Grand Illiminated Day Exhibitions, Gompertz New Magnificent Panorama Illustrating Lord Elgin's Japan and China and the Crypt of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem, accompanied by appropriate Music and Descriptive Lecture. Black type on white background.

Dates: c1890

Colonial Hall Poster, Monday 28 October c1889 - 1895

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.28
Scope and Contents

Cardiff. The Original Pepper's Ghost and Spectral Opera Compy, Christmas Carol, Satanella, Faust, Lansashire Witches, The Flying Dutchman, The Mountain Sylph, Shadown on the Snow, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Corsican Brothers, Muddlehead in a Fix, Haunted House, Zig-Zag, Psychic Spiritmometer. Black type on white background. Printed by Theopilus Creber, Color Pinter, Union Street, Plymouth.

Dates: Monday 28 October c1889 - 1895

Colston Hall Poster, Tuesday 21 February c1882

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.54
Scope and Contents Bristol. Harry H. Hamilton's Grand Panstereorama of Passing Events, Relief of Candahar by Gen. Roberts, The Cabul Massacre, Death of Sir Louis Cabagnari, Destruction of the 66th Regiment, Finding the Body of Lieut. Maclean, Windsor Castle, Thames Enbankment, Mr Charles Heywood, Mr Lindon Travers, O.I.C.M. Minstrels, Messrs Monti Collins, H. Sullivan, J.E. Drew, Stuart Cowell. Red and black type on white background and colour illustration of a military camp and soldiers in the centre. Printed...
Dates: Tuesday 21 February c1882

Colston Hall Poster, 21 February 1882

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.55
Scope and Contents

Bristol. A Congress of Solid Fun, The Monarchs of Ethiopians by Hamilton's. Black and red type on white background and colour illustration of a head portrait of a black man wearing American themed clothes with illustrations of black people along the bottom of the images spelling the word Minstrels in the centre. Printed by J. Upton, Steam Printing Works, Great Charles Street, Birmingham.

Dates: 21 February 1882

Congress Hall Poster, 21 January 1884

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.12
Scope and Contents

Reading. Messrs Poole new mastodone Diorama of the World, America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Asia, Europe, War in Egypt, The Royal Review, Poole's Concert Party, Orchestra and Military Bands. Black and red type on blue, yellow, white and red backgrounds with colour illustration of Chinese acrobatics and fireworks in the centre. Printed by Stafford & Co., Printers and Engravers, Neherfield, near Nottingham.

Dates: 21 January 1884

Corn Exchange Assembly Rooms Poster, Monday 16 December c1901

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.50
Scope and Contents

Preston. Poole's & Young's New Diorama of Turkey, Cyprus, England and our Great Indian Empire, Poole's & Young's Excursions to the East, A Splendid Band and Staff of Vocals. Black type on white background around the edges, in the centre colour illustration of a war battle.

Dates: Monday 16 December c1901

Corn Exchange Poster, 18 February 1886

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.44
Scope and Contents

Bicester. Poole's Trips Abroad, Suakin to Berber, War in Egypt, City and Fortifictaions of Herat, The Lord Mayor's Show, The Nile Boats and Camel Corps for the Soudan Campaign, Concert Party. Black type on yellow background. Printed by Smith and Pankhurst, Printers, Bicester.

Dates: 18 February 1886

Corn Exchange Poster, Thursday 3 October c1889

 Item
Reference code: 178R53.56
Scope and Contents

Wantage. The Royal English Opera and Burlesque Company, Faust and Marguerite, The Waterman, patronaged by Col. Loyd Lindsay, Maritana, The Field of the Cloth of Gold, Fra Diavolo, The Swish Cottage, pianist and conductor Mr J.M. Chamberlin. Black type on silk. Printed by J. Lewis & Co. Pinters &c., Wantage.

Dates: Thursday 3 October c1889

Correspondence, 1853 - 1892

 Series
Reference code: 178F43
Scope and Contents

Various items of correspondence

Dates: 1853 - 1892

Correspondence, 1853 - 1892

 File
Reference code: 178F43.1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence including postcards and a short letter from Thomas Jarrott, lantern and cinematograph expert, and two envelopes, one with sketches of travelling equipment on reverse. Manuscript

Dates: 1853 - 1892

Crystal Palace Programme, 1 January 1881

 Item
Reference code: 178K53.31
Scope and Contents Punch and Judy, Rudolf's black and white harmonic concert company, Christmas Pantomime, Aladdin, invented and produced under the direction of Mr Oscar Barrett and Mr W.R. Osman, The Children's dinner, The skating rink, The picture gallery, Bicycle practice tickets, Artic exploration, The Yarkund and Tibet Court, The Technological Museum, The Alhambra Court, The Pompeian House, The Chinese Court, The Crystal Palace Reading Room, Crystal Palace Company's Library, Pompeii, The New Book Court...
Dates: 1 January 1881

Crystal Palace Programme, 12 December 1896

 Item
Reference code: 178K53.90
Scope and Contents

Black illustrations of musical instruments and a woman holding a small harp and black type on orange background on the front cover, inside details of concerts including lyrics and sheet music with informatioin about the music and listing of performers including, Akimoto's Royal Yedo Japanese Troupe, Mr Snazelle and Mdame Hoyce Maas, also listing of other events including picture galleries, Panoramas and Dioramas and Wulff's Great Continental Circus, 22p.p.

Dates: 12 December 1896