Poster for the Mysterious Lady at the Egyptian Hall; 1845
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Poster for the Mysterious Lady at the Egyptian Hall; 1845


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Poster for the "Mysterious Lady" at the Egyptian Hall.
The Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly was a well-known London entertainment venue. Opened as the London Museum by William Bullock in 1812 to house his natural history collection, its flamboyant Ancient Egyptian-style architecture soon led to the name The Egyptian Hall. After Bullock sold his collection in 1819, the Hall was used for various exhibitions and entertainments. It was famous for its 'magic' and freak shows. The Hall was demolished in 1904.

In 1845 the Mysterious Lady performed at the Egyptian Hall. A review in 'The Illustrated London News' of 29 March 1845 was amazed at her seemingly clairvoyant powers. It marvelled at how, seated on stage with her back to the audience, she could name the spots on dice or cards which she had no way of seeing, or repeat something said some distance away in a barely audible whisper.




1845 AD - 1845 AD

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