Databases \ Victorian Popular Culture


Primary source material on popular entertainment in late 18th and 19th century Britain and America. Includes manuscripts, printed books, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs, posters, handbills, children's literature, celebrity memoirs.

The collection covers:
Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic.
Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks.
Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment.
Moving pictures, Optical Entertainment and the Advent of Cinema.


The Library has licensed parts I-IV.


An Adam Matthew Digital database.


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