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Record Number: 7839


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As our roads home from school lay for a considerable distance in the same direction, Tommy Davies...and I generally walked home together, making numerous stoppages along the way to read, admire and compare the playbills of the different theatres. One afternoon in the latter end of the month of October we were going home, when our attention was forcibly arrested by a bill of an unusually attracive character. It was a very large, very highly coloured and very profusely illustrated bill...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1840 and 31 Oct 1840

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London
other location: street

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Tommy Davies

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

With friend Thomas Wright


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[playbill]

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Poster, playbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7839

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some habits and customs of the working classes

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1867

Vol:

n/a

Page:

155-156

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Some habits and customs of the working classes (London, 1867), p. 155-156, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7839, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

probably 1840

   
   
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