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George Cooke Gallery

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Choose from 21 pictures in our George Cooke collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Maskelyne and Cooke's Mysteries - The Artist's Dream Featured George Cooke Print

Maskelyne and Cooke's Mysteries - The Artist's Dream

Promotional postcard for Maskelyne and Cooke's The Artists Dream. John Nevil Maskelyne and George Cooke, presented for the first time to a West End audience an entertainment they had been giving for several years in the province and at the Crystal Palace with considerable success. Maskelyne's invention of the door lock for London toilets required the insertion of a penny coin to operate it, leading to the euphemism to "spend a penny". With John Algernon Clarke, Maskelyne invented "Psycho", the famous whist-playing automaton. At London's Egyptian Hall, Psycho appeared in more than 4000 performances Date: circa 1880

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