Title: Untitled [There is no room for a frenzied suggestion]

Periodical: Birmingham Daily Gazette

Date: July 29, 1892

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There is no room for a frenzied suggestion that has been made to the effect that the realistic scenes of torture and lynching added to the Wild West Show at Earl's Court this week should be prohibited on the score of impropriety. So far from the hanging of the horse thief (which is the item objected to) being a gruesome horror it is received with roars of laughter. The spectators see that the culprit is well protected by a leather apron and leather collar. They laugh when the culprit is hung up, and they laugh when the cowboys circle round and fire round after round of blank cartridge into his quivering body. But an Earl's Court audience is prone to merriment, and would laugh at some things that the Country Council might weep over.

Title: Untitled [There is no room for a frenzied suggestion]

Periodical: Birmingham Daily Gazette

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.131.02 (1892 London)

Date: July 29, 1892

Keywords: Exhibitions Historical reenactments Horse stealing Lynching Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England)

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