Panto Bills and Posters

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Drury Lane poster 1864

The Drury Lane pantomime for 1864 written by the prolific E. L. Blanchard. The insertion of jokey names for the minor actors was standard practice on pantomime posters and playbills, and makes research difficult. This is an excellent example of the Victorian printer's variety of type-faces, cluttered with typography, full of printed information. Such posters were replaced by bold pictorial lithographs in the 1880s.

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