Engraving of Albert Smith who was very popular at the Egyptian Hall

Albert Smith was a larger than life Victorian character and, among other things, a great showman. His talks on the ascent of Mont Blanc at the Egyptian Hall were very popular. This item is an engraving by D. J. Pound from a photograph by Mayall. John Jabez Edwin Mayall was a well known photographer. Daniel John Pound was also well known, not least for translating photographs by Mayall, and other photographers, into engravings. See also Ref. no. N1463 for an Albert Smith token for the Egyptian Hall Museum, 1860.

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Size Paper size 260 x 345mm. Engraving size 170 x 215mm.
Date Mid 19th century.
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Ref no N1909 Ep.Other27