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[Note 100.8] "Van Amburgh's strolling players " :- Isaac A. Van Amburgh (1811–1865) was an American animal trainer who developed the first trained wild animal act in modern times. During the mid-1840s his was the largest traveling show in England. He performed for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert [ref:]. The advertisement below comes from the Illustrated London News 5th August 1848. No evidence has come to light to suggest that he was on board the Great Britain when she grounded.


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