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Aberdeen Theatres: Man vs. Stallion at the Music Hall

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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A glass plate image of the Music Hall on Union Street from the late 19th century.

A young crowd is gathered on the street listening to a brass band. A policeman and bicycles of the time can also be seen.

The advertisements on the steps of the building read "Man vs. Stallion". Using historic newspapers we can work out that this was likely an event called Battle Between Man and Stallion, that took place at the Music Hall on 20th August 1895.

Newspaper adverts from the time read: "To-night at 8, complimentary benefit, and positively the last Five Nights in Aberdeen of Professor Norton B. Smith, THE WORLD'S GREATEST HORSE TAMER, who will handle, on this occasion, the MAN-EATING STALLION, belonging to Mr Youngson Kynoch, Royal Stables, Aberdeen." (Aberdeen Journal, 20/08/1895, page 1)
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