Adams (Jim Crow & His Granny, Powell's Circus, 43), 31 Jul. 1843 -31 Jul. 1843, London


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Event Type

Note: type uncertain
Venue Type: Fair Grounds
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Circus
Venue: Fair Fields, Stepney
Date: 31 July 1843-31 July 1843
Date notes: Monday evening; Part of a longer run

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Jim Crow and His Granny Adams/ Adams (Jim Crow & His Granny, Powell's Circus, 43)

"First Night"

Comic Scene

Bibliographic Sources

  • Guildhall Library, Prints, Maps & Drawings Circus Folder, Playbill (July 31, 1843)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
    • Troupe Name: “Powell’s Circus Royal”
    • Performers Listed: “Mr. Adams,” Performers in other race-related acts: “Messrs. Powell and Grant,” “Mr. Hengler,” “Mrs. Beacham,” “Mr. Henderson,” “Miss Hengler,” “Mr. Brown,” “Mr. Clark” (Plus “Mr. Dewhurst,” “Mme. Polaski,” “Master John Hengler,” “Master Polaski,” “Miss Powell”, others illegible – all potentially included in the full company Canton Jubilee)
    • Days & Times: “Monday, July 31, 1843” (“last night but three”)
    • Venue Name: “Fair Fields, Stepney”
    • Other Acts on Bill: Extensive listing; see attached document scan
    • Program Info: “Mr. Adams will for this night only, introduce his last new Comic scene entitled Jim Crow and His Granny, or, A Ride in a Hand Basket” (“First night”), Plus the following additional race-related acts: “New Grand Spectacle, entitled Kylmar the Tyrant, or the Princess of Mingrellia and the Circassian Captive” (see attached scan for particulars of cast): “an entirely new scene… The Black Forest! on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Horses, in which Mr. Clark will, for the first time, sustain the comic character entitled Tang Wang the Wise,” “New Grand Spectacle, embodying the whole of the Company, entitled The Canton Jubilee”
    • Other:
      benefit (Powell),
      imagery (though uncertain if it depicts a race-related act)