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C.H.Simpson; c.1833

Charles Bridges

C.H.Simpson; c.1833
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Full image caption

C.H. Simpson was appointed the Master of Ceremonies of Vauxhall Gardens in May 1797 and continued until 25 December 1835. He became a well known figure, conspicuous in his top hat and silver mounted cane and well known for his courtesy to the visitors. One visitor wrote that ' he pierces through the mob like an eel in mud'. Simpson was responsible for looking afte rthe visitors , quelling any disturbances introducing acts in the pleasure gardens and ensuring the newspapers gave some favourable publicity.
In this caricature Simpson is shown in his usual costume.

Image Details

1830 AD - 1836 AD
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