Harps, developed from the hunting bow and used since the Old Kingdom, were triangle or arc shaped. They usually had eight to twelve strings and both men and women played them sitting, standing or kneeling. They were generally made of wood and probably did not project very far. Harps were often decorated and could be expensive works of art
London Hippodrome, 1930 The Hippodrome, on the corner of Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road, is one of London's most famous landmarks. This picture, part of the Museum of London's collection, was taken in 1930 when "Sons O'Guns" opened. The musical ran for 211 performances.