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'What Is It' attraction at the Egyptian hall, appearing to be half human half animal.
'What Is It' attraction at the Egyptian hall, appearing to be half human half animal.
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'What Is It' attraction at the Egyptian hall, appearing to be half human half animal.
Performer Harvey Leech under the stage name Hervio Nano, would disguise himself and perform an act to fool the crowds. This character appeared to be human in appearance but animal in its behavour and covered in hair, and was exposed as a fraud by the lion tamer Mr Carter. He also performed as 'The Gnome Fly' at the Adelphi Theatre around 1800.
1846
London Metropolitan Archives
Granger Entertainments
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