The American Mammoth Ox, Brother Jonathan, exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, 1839

Brother Jonathan, bred in New Hampshire, USA, was said to weigh 4,000 pound (500 stone) and measure almost 12 feet from nose to rump. He had a busy day, being exhibited from 9am to 9pm. The clip from the ‘Weekly Despatch’ is quite amusing. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.


Size Yellow handout: 190 x 250mm.
Date 1839
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2002 Ep.EH55