May152011
10AM
thevictorianist:

Victorian Music Halls
The rise and spread of music halls in ninteenthy-century London helped to establish a revolutionary style of popular music. Part of the reason for the rapid growth of music halls was that the British Copyright Act of 1842 protected the reproduction and performance of music and gave an enormous stimulus to the music market, affecting writers, performers, and publishers. The tavern concert room became increasingly bigger and more independent until purpose-built halls arose. By the 1870s, a star system was in place, and among the celebrated performers of the latter part of the century were Marie Lloyd, George Leybourne, the Great MacDermott, Albert Chevalier, and Gus Elen.
Image: Cover for ‘Mischief’, staring Miss Marie Lloyd (1891)

thevictorianist:

Victorian Music Halls

The rise and spread of music halls in ninteenthy-century London helped to establish a revolutionary style of popular music. Part of the reason for the rapid growth of music halls was that the British Copyright Act of 1842 protected the reproduction and performance of music and gave an enormous stimulus to the music market, affecting writers, performers, and publishers. The tavern concert room became increasingly bigger and more independent until purpose-built halls arose. By the 1870s, a star system was in place, and among the celebrated performers of the latter part of the century were Marie Lloyd, George Leybourne, the Great MacDermott, Albert Chevalier, and Gus Elen.

Image: Cover for ‘Mischief’, staring Miss Marie Lloyd (1891)

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trialsandarchives:

Formosa, chewing tobacco label, 1872 (by trialsanderrors)

trialsandarchives:

Formosa, chewing tobacco label, 1872 (by trialsanderrors)

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yokosojapan:

Shinjuku-Gyoen in Infrared (by aeschylus18917)

yokosojapan:

Shinjuku-Gyoen in Infrared (by aeschylus18917)

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Waterlilies ~ French Textiles, 19th century

Waterlilies ~ French Textiles, 19th century

10AM
trixietreats:

It Was the Time of the Giant Moths

A Children’s Treasury of Mark E. Smith Versea work in progress by Erik K / Falling and Laughing
(via 50 Watts)

trixietreats:

It Was the Time of the Giant Moths

A Children’s Treasury of Mark E. Smith Verse
a work in progress by Erik K / Falling and Laughing

(via 50 Watts)

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