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The Specialite Corset – 1917 – 1918

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The Smith Premier Typewriter – The Sphere – Saturday 29th May 1909

Don’t forget Vintage Sunday

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Marie Lloyd – The Sphere – Saturday 2nd February 1907

 

“STARS” ON STRIKE:  THE MUSIC HALL WAR.

 

The war in the music-halls circles round the refusal of the managers to accept certain conditions laid down by artistes as follows, among other points: That halls working two shows a night must pay for matinees at the rate of one-twelfth salary for each matinee; that no artiste can be transferred from one hall to another without his consent; that a turn shall not be squeezed out by changing his time of appearing; that disputes shall be referred to aboard of arbitration; artistes must not appear within a mile (or within three months in London) of a rival hall; no commission is to be charged for an artiste booked direct; strikers shall not be blacklisted.

 

THE EMPIRE MANAGER Mr. George Edwardes

THE TIVOLI MANAGER Mr. Joseph Wilson

A STAR ON STRIKE Miss Marie Lloyd

AN ARTISTE ON STRIKE Mr. Alec Hurley, husband of Miss Marie Lloyd.

A GREAT FIGHTER Mr. Joe Elvin, whose sketches are famous.

THE BIG WARRIORS ON THE MANAGERS’ SIDE Mr. Walter Gibbons and his father-in-law, Mr. Adney Payne, who controls the syndicate halls

THE STRIKERS’ HEAD OFFICE IN WELLINGTON STREET WHERE THEIR SCHEMES ARE PUBLISHED

A COMEDIAN WHO WAS ASSAULTED BY STRIKERS The figure standing is Mr. Fred Elmont, who was assaulted for continuing to perform when others struck

A MANAGER’S RIGHT-HAND MAN Mr. Harry Masters, Mr. Adney Payne’s head man, who has made 400 contracts since the strike began

ON THE STARS’ SIDE Mr. Arthur Roberts (in character)

THE CANTERBURY MANAGER Mr. Fred Miller

ON THE STARS’ SIDE Miss Marie Dainton

THE EUSTON MANAGER Mr. F. McAvoy. The Euston gives two shows a night

A STRONG STRIKER Little Tich, who is said to earn £150 a week

 

The Sphere – Saturday 2nd February 1907

 

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A poignant reminder – The Sphere – Saturday 21st December 1918

You’ve seen it through!

 

You don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to think about it. You just want to lean back and feel that the day you’ve been dreaming of since that first August of 19 14 has come at last.

It’s good to be alive. It’s good to be with her. It’s good to sit at home, lazily watching the smoke curl up from your Kenilworth Cigarette, and enjoying the flavour of that wonderful golden tobacco that suits the hour so well.

Peace finds Kenilworth Cigarettes unchanged, in size.

Kenilworth Cigarettes are made of mellow golden Virginia leaf, yielding a fascinating aroma. They will compare favourably with any Virginian Cigarettes you can obtain no matter how high the price. Yet Keniworths only cost 1 /4 for 20, 3/3 for 50, 6/6 for 100.

FOR THE FRONT. –  We will post Kenilworth Cigarettes to Soldiers at the Front specially packed in airtight tins of 50 at 2/9 per 100, duty free. Postage l/- for 200 to 300 1/4 up to 900. Minimum order 200. Order through your Tobacconist or send remittance direct to us. Postal Address 4, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool.

 

Kenilworth Cigarettes

COPE BROS. & CO., LTD.,

Liverpool and London.

Manufacturers of High-lass Cigarettes.

 

The Sphere – Saturday 21st December 1918

 

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Women Voters – The Sphere – Saturday 21st December 1918

WOMEN VOTERS RECORDING THEIR VOTES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1918

 

For the first time in this country, women, on December 14th, exercised the franchise in a Parliamentary election, and they did so with so much zeal that in some places they considerably outnumbered the male voters at the polls. Some were ignorant of the necessary procedure, but the majority had been so well coached by the press that they were well prepared. The artist shows the novel scene at a polling booth where women voters are depositing their ballot papers in the box.

 

The Sphere – Saturday 21st December 1918

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Lady Tennis Players at Wimbledon – The Sphere – Saturday 27th June 1914

 

June 1914 Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Cavalier Postcards

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Benger’s – The Sphere – Saturday 11th February 1911

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Benger’s Food – The Sphere – Saturday 28th August 1915

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Ensign Photography – The Sphere – Saturday 15th June 1918

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The Quaker Girl – The Sphere – Saturday 12th November 1910

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