Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 19 April 2008

Royal Duchess Theatre,
Balham High Road, south London, circa 1902

Royal Duchess Theatre, Balham

Royal Duchess Theatre, Balham

(photo: unknown, London, circa 1902)

This photogravure postcard, photographer and publisher unknown, series 19662, shows the Royal Duchess Theatre, a music hall, at Balham, south London, at the time of the celebrations for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. The main turns on the theatre's posters are J. Woodward's sea lions and seals, and the comedienne Daisy James (1885?-1940). Sousa's Band is also advertised. For further information, see

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