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Ali, the Electrical Automaton

Ali, the Electrical Automaton

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Caption

Ali the Electrical Automaton, Middlesex Music Hall, Enormous attraction, the sensation of 1886. Ali the wondrous electrical automaton! Illustrations show Ali reading the Koran, writing, playing instruments and performing a sword exercise; also shown is Mr. De Lacy, the inventor, working the figure and taking it to pieces. Image taken from A collection of pamphlets, handbills, and miscellaneous printed matter relating to Victorian entertainment and everyday life. Originally published in London, 1887.

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