The Hulines

March 23, 2013

a carte de visite photograph of The Hulines (James, John Alfred and Henry, fl. 1870s-1890s), English musical clowns, hat throwers, &c
(photo: J. Sladen, Cookridge Street, Leeds, early 1870s)

The Bedford music hall
‘… The three Hulines followed with eccentric and clever musical performances. They tumbled about in a remarkable and droll manner while fiddling, and added some good dancing… .’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 23 October 1870, p. 7b)

‘To Managers.
‘THE HULINES are at Liberty for the coming Christmas as Two Clowns, Pantaloon, Sprite, with a good Performing Dog. Can treat for all together or separate.
‘22 Clonbrock-road, Stoke Newington, London.’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 2 August 1874, p. 16c)

‘The musical Clowns the Hulines were much in favour, their hat-throwing, amongst other tricks, causing much amusement… .’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 18 August 1878, p. 3c)

For further information, see John Turner, Victorian Arena, The Performers, Lingdales Press, Formby, Liverpool, vol. 1, p.72)


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