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Entertaining Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 123 pictures in our Entertaining collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania Featured Print

A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania

Somewhere in France - a concert behind the lines. A concert troupe or divisional entertainment company often made up of a mix of professional and amateur actors, entertaining Allied troops on the Western Front. Here the entertainers are dressed convincingly in drag. There were a number of troupes including the Whizzbangs, the Verey Lights and The Duds. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench Featured Print

The perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench

A humorous postcard cataloguing in 6 frames, the perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench. A masher "the vacant seat and hopes his lady love to greet" - but is then unable to get up to greet the object of his affections as he is stuck fast to the newly-painted slats. Eventually his only mode of escape is abandoning his trousers! Date: 1905

© Grenville Collins Postcard Collection / Tom Gillmor / Mary Evans

The Alhambra Theatre, London Featured Print

The Alhambra Theatre, London

Promotional postcard showing the Alhambra Theatre, London. Built as Panoptican of Science and Art, which opened on 18th March 1854. Designed in a Moorish style by architects Finden & Lewis as an exhibition hall, it had a capacity for 5, 000. In 1869, major alterations were carried out adding a stage so it could be used as a music hall, known as the Royal Alhambra Palace. The capacity was given as 3, 500, including standing space. The building was destroyed by a fire on 7th December 1882. Retaining the original facade, a new building was erected to the plans of architects John Perry and Frederick Reed, which opened on 3rd December 1883 as the Alhambra Theatre Royal. Again built and decorated in a Moorish style, it became a popular music hall from 18th October 1884. Redecorated to the plans of architect E. Clark in April 1888, it was renamed Alhambra Theatre in 1890. In September 1892 E. Clark & Pollard were employed to extend the circle by the removal of some side boxes, giving a total seating of 1, 438. There were 588 seats in the orchestra stalls, 166 in the grand circle, 226 in the balcony, 160 in the amphitheatre and 298 in the gallery. There was standing room for 838. In 1897, a new extension and Grand Entrance at the rear of the theatre backing onto Charing Cross Road was added, to the plans of architect W.M. Brutton. Date: circa 1902

© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library