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CARDIFF

Welcome to
The Fine Art and Maritime Exhibition

The grounds of Cathays Park are almost entirely
occupied with buildings and side shows, intended
to afford the visitor every kind of amusement and entertainment. Marvel at the exhibits on offer.

THE HAUNTED SWING

The latest sensation! See it!

Absolutely the world's wonder.

Indescribable effects. Screams of laughter and delight.
The strangest thing on earth. Test your imagination.
The most decided novelty introduced in the world of
entertainment. A sensation once experienced never to
be forgotten. Must be seen to be believed!

Don’t miss it!

WORKING ANT WORLD

Acknowledged to be the most marvellous Exhibition of Insect
Intelligence ever presented to the public. Six different
species of Living Ants on view with their Queens, Workers,
Slaves, Domestics, Cows etc.

Admission - Threepence
Indian Pavilion
N.B - Interesting experiments carried out and new features
added from time to time.

THE WORLD'S LARGEST PIECE OF COAL

This is the largest piece of coal ever mined.
Weighing over 12 tons.
Dating from the Jurassic period, over 140 million years ago.

Coal is a versatile material, used to make buttons, spoons,
plates, dishes and inkwells!

This exhibition is a true celebration of coal.

MONSTER CLOCK

In the main entrance, high above the Maritime Department.
Messrs, Spiridion and son of Cardiff have erected a Monster
Clock, by which the time of The Exhibition is kept. The clock
keeps admirable time.

There are two ways of measuring time.
Chronos and Kairos.
One man made clocked and calendared.
The other wild, playful, disordered.

THE FLYING LADY

Professor Hemmings Latest Sensational Mystery.

This marvellous young lady, after the manner of Trillby,
having been put into a state of trance, commences to float
about the room within reach of the amazed spectators.

They go home and rack their brains to find how it is done, and
return again on the morrow to try and unravel the mystery
of the age which has excited so much attention all over the world.

THIS WEEKS NEW ARRIVALS

There are this week many new and attractive features
in the side shows connected with the Cardiff Exhibition
including the performance of:

Mons. Gaudron, the parachutist;
Mons. Diamond, the champion knife-thrower of the world
Senor Don Pablo, the leaping marvel
and the amusing antics of Professor Garford's troupe of
acrobatic dogs.

Of course the aerial ventures of Mons. A. E. Gaudron
are the chief and most exciting of all.

An Aeronaut of great daring and nerve,
Captain Gaudron will ascend by balloon then descend
by parachute on the evenings of Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday next.

The evening of Tuesday will mark the first appearance
of his new and as yet unnamed apprentice aeronaut.
The new apprentice replaces Captain Gaudron’s colleague
of some years, Miss Alma Beament, Champion High Diver,
Water Walker, Tobogganist of the World and Premier Queen
of the Air, who recently left the profession to get married.

It may also be stated that on Wednesday there will be comical
sports at 3 and 7.30.

“To fall from the sky, one must climb there, even but for one moment, and that is more beautiful than spending one’s life crawling on earth”
- Theophile Gautier

Would you like to fly
in my beautiful balloon?

take part spectate