"Down at the Old White Bear"

Description:
Music Halls during the Edwardian period often popularised songs about local landmarks, including pubs. One of the most famous is 'Down at the Old Bull and Bush' about a pub on North End Way near Golders Green. This very popular song probably influenced the writing of 'Down at the Old White Bear' about another Hampstead pub. These songs were often considered racy as they related to drinking, and also served as advertisements.
Production Date:
1900
ID no:
HAMP_1982.36.1
Object Size:
Height: 37.5cm, Length: 26.8cm
Maker:
Edwin and Thomas James
Copyright:
Hampstead Museum
Object Material:
Printed paper

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