Object Title

Poster

Poster

Date

1825-1835

Object Number

I.215 7

Provenance

Purchased Sotheby's Illustrated Book Sale, 26 July, 1984, Lot 463. Ex Gardner Collection: see Sale Catalogue in Dr. Williams' Tower Scrapbook, I.287, May, 1924: lots 2061-3 contained 86 items relating to the Tower Menagerie.

Physical Description

One of a group of eight posters advertising the 19th century Tower Menagerie, listing the attractions. All have rust marks, from paper clips.
7. Handbill: 'Royal Menagerie, Tower of London' ... 'Open to inspection upon payment of Sixpence only ! !' [1-6: Admission One shilling.] Dated, lower right hand corner, 'Sep 12 1834' The lower entrance fee is listed in the 1834 Guide to the Tower, but there is a pencilled date, 1832, on the back of the sheet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 7. 6.6 in x 7.5 in ( 16.9 x 19.1 cm.)

Associations

Places England