Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Theo. Mauritus (fl. 1910-1915),
'Handcuff King and Jail Breaker'
(photo: unknown, probably UK, circa 1910)
This halftone postcard of Theo. Mauritus was probably privately produced and has no photographer's or printer's credit.
'Handcuff king and jail Breaker. Sensational Challenges. Strait Jacket Lunatic Belt, Siberian Transport Chains, etc., including the most marvellous escape from packing case made by local joiner on the stage.
'Refer this week, Picture Palace, Cambridge.'
(The Stage, London, Thursday, 13 January 1910, p. 27, advertisement)
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© John Culme, 2009