Handbill from the Canterbury music hall in Westminster Bridge Road, listing events held 'during the re-building of the handsomest hall in London'. The elephant advertises 'Fakir of Oolu in his Picturesque Indian Garb'. Canterbury Hall began in 1849 under the proprietorship of Charles Morton with Saturday night entertainments on the site of a former public house. These proved so successful that the hall was enlarged and could accommodate an audience of 1,000 people each evening. Morton became known as the Father of the Music Hall. Handbill printed 27th January 1873.
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