Little Cripples at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks : Surveying the Kings and Queens of England. 1907
Full Page Drawing.
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For Sale is a Full Page taken from "The Sphere," February 2nd, 1907, showing a Drawing by Victor Prout called "Little Cripples at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks : Surveying the Kings and Queens of England,"
The Lord Mayor and Sherriffs and 1500 children from the Poor and Crippled homes of London were entertained at Madame Tussaud's on January 24. In this picture the little ones are seen admiring the Henry IV. group. The Children took their caps off unconsciously before the little alcove in which Queen Victoria sits signing despatches all day long ; and they revelled in the miniature water chute and the switchback railway in the children's gallery. Between whiles they blew their toy trumpets and gave furious roulades upon their drums. The sound of the tiny crutches on the wooden floor, the sight of the maimed little bodies passing the unequal steps along the galleries, the pinched faces and the patched clothes touched the hearts of those more elderly people who gathered to watch the fete.